The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations require every employer and self-employed person to make suitable and sufficient assessment of all hazardous substances they use. A CoSHH assessment is not just a paper exercise, it’s about taking sensible steps to prevent ill health. Company’s need to know how workers are exposed, and to how much, before decisions can be made to either replace that substance if possible with a non-hazardous product or if you need to do anything to reduce their exposure to prevent or adequately control those risks.
In addition where the employer employs five or more employees (including part-time staff) then he has to record the findings.
Northern Safety Ltd can assist companies by preparing CoSHH assessments to suit company requirements.