Safety, Handling and Storage Instructions

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General

Manufactured from Nutec fibre-cement, Nutec Fascia and Barge Boards do not contain asbestos fibre and are therefore excluded from the following: Asbestos Regulations of 2001, which forms part of the Act No. 85: Occupational Health and Safety. South African Code SANS 10229: Packaging of dangerous goods for road and rail transportation in South Africa. They do not pose any adverse effects on the environment. Off-cuts and dust created during site work may be disposed off on any non-hazardous waste landfill site.

Storage and Handling Instructions

General Handling
Nutec Fascia and Barge Boards are manufactured from a composite material containing cement and may be damaged under excessively high shock loads. Reasonable care should therefore be taken to ensure that the products are not dropped or subjected to rough handling.

Storage

  • Prior to Installation Nutec Fascia and Barge Boards must remain on pallets and kept under cover until installed.
  • Strict stock rotation should be adhered to.

Storage On-site:

  • A suitable level compacted area must be made available where Nutec Fascia and Barge Boards can be stored safely so that they cannot be damaged or soiled by passing traffic.
  • They must be stacked clear off the ground on suitable timber supports at maximum 400 mm centres.
  • Preplanning: Adequate preplanning of deliveries should be made to ensure that Nutec products are not stored on site for excessive periods. If this is unavoidable, they should be kept under cover until installed.

Handling

  • The creation of excessive dust while working with the product should be avoided and therefore the using of fast turning power tools such as angle grinders are not recommended.
  • Ordinary carpenters’ tools can be used effectively.