Benz Product Documentation (all the data you need)

Benz Softwash supply softwash chemicals to the professional softwash cleaning trade


The pack comes as a standard .zip file and contains:

  • Product application/dilution guides
  • A pricing spreadsheet
  • UK & Irish government approval data for Benz Softwash products (HSE & PRCD)
  • Benz Softwash SDS (Safety Data Sheets)
  • Benz Softwash PDS (Product Data Sheets)
  • RAMS templates
  • COSSH templates
  • A contract to give to your customers

Product Approval Data

Benz Bio Cleanze

UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approval certificate number: 9936

Irish Pesticide Registration and Controls Division (PRCD) number: 98070

Benz Lightning Cleanze

UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approval certificate number: 10161

Irish Pesticide Registration and Controls Division (PRCD) number: 98411



Respirator filters for softwashing

Respirator filer codes: - refer to SDS to find the filter classification specific to each softwash product.

  • P1, P2, P3 denote the relative grades of micron filter.
  • "A" denotes a filter suitable for organic vapours.
  • "B" denotes a filter suitable for inorganic vapours.

Face masks for softwashing

Click here to see the face mask that Ben uses when softwashing areas of poor ventilation.

It's a 3M face mask, which is the industry leader. Note that it's not necessary to use this kind of face mask all the time. Just on days when spraying a lot and in confined spaces.

For softwash contracts where there is plenty of ventilation, Ben uses a simple helmet and face shield. Click here to see him wearing it in this short video

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for softwashing

We recommend the use of full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including impermeable chemical resistant gloves, impermeable chemical resistant outer clothing, and a full face shield that covers the hair when applying softwash chemicals.

Wash your hands and skin: We recommend washing your hands, and all exposed skin, before breaks, before eating or smoking, immediately after handling a softwash chemical product, and at the end of a day's softwashing work.

Mixing and using softwash chemicals

  • DO NOT pour water into undiluted Lightning Cleanze or Bio Cleanze. Always half-fill your tank with water, add the required quantity of softwash chemical, then complete filling your tank with water. This helps to prevent splashing of the undiluted chemical.
  • NEVER mix Lightning Cleanze and Bio Cleanze  – as toxic gas will be produced
  • ALWAYS flush through all equipment – tanks, hoses, pumps – with fresh water before changing their use from one chemical to another.

Drainage Systems and our Environment

It is important to protect our environment by eliminating run-off into sewers and drains. Run-off can be kept to minimum or zero by using Benz Nozzles along with skilful spray and brush control techniques. If some run-off close to surface drains is unavoidable, block the drains and/or gutter downpipes until application has been concluded. Remove any pooling via suction and dispose of safely.

Always obtain permission from the relevant local authority before disposing of run-off from softwash chemicals into a foul drain. Never allow run-off to enter surface drains. Refer to the authority responsible for water and our environment in the geographical area in which you are working for specific details of local legislation.


Click here to learn more about softwashing via Benz Trade Tips softwashing how-to posts

The Benz Softwash range of softwash cleaning products


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Legal Disclaimer: All legal and legislative information on this website was obtained from various European Union, Irish and UK Government agencies.

Always treat a test patch on a customer's property before using any chemical cleaning product and obtain your customer's agreement that the effect of the applied chemical is acceptable before cleaning the entire property.

During use and application always adhere to the SDS and follow the product labelling instructions and the product information supplied on this website to ensure protection of our environment and avoidance of damage to property and human injury.

All information and documentation available on this website is offered as a service to our customers without warranty as to the information and documentation's legal or technical standing or effectiveness. Downloading and use of the information and supportive documentation supplied on this website does not imply that we are acting as your authoritative and competent legal or technical advisers. Always do your own research and consult a qualified solicitor, accountant, or other relevant professional about any technical, regulatory and/or legal matter concerning your independent softwashing business.