COSHH Awareness Training

COSHH Awareness Training

+vat for group up to 12

We conduct your COSHH Assessments and advise on all aspects of health and safety relating to COSHH and any other dangerous substances, professionally, cost-effectively, and practically.

There are various regulations that cover dangerous substances in the workplace, including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and the Asbestos or Lead Regulations.

In providing a safe system of work and a safe place to work, all employers must conduct a risk assessment to ensure that any dangerous substances are used correctly and safely and that any workplace exposure limits (WELs) are not exceeded.

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Remember that hazards and risks are not limited to substances labelled as 'hazardous'.

Steps to making a COSHH assessment:

  1. Walk around your workplace. Where is there potential for exposure to substances that might be hazardous to health?
    Examples include processes that emit dust, fume, vapour, mist or gas; and skin contact with liquids, pastes and dusts. Substances with workplace exposure limits (WELs) are hazardous to health.
  2. In what way are the substances harmful to health?
    Get safety data sheets, and read your trade magazines. Some substances arise from processes and have no safety data sheet. Examples include fume from welding or soldering, mist from metalworking, dust from quarrying, gases from silage. Look at the HSE web pages for your trade or industry.
  3. What jobs or tasks lead to exposure?
    Note these down. Note down what control measures you already use. For these jobs, how likely is any harm to workers' health?
  4. Are there any areas of concern, eg from the Accident Book?
    Examples include burns from splashes, nausea or lightheadedness from solvents, et

Safety data sheets provide information on substances that are 'dangerous for supply'. Other substances should have instructions for safe use.

By law, your supplier must give you an up-to-date safety data sheet for a substance that is 'dangerous for supply'. Safety Data Sheets are often hard to understand, though this explanation might help.

Keeping a copy of the safety data sheet is not a COSHH assessment. If you're not sure, please get in touch with us.

How Can We Help?

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