What are coshh assessments? Under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, employers are legally responsible for undertaking COSHH assessments. This involves identifying any hazardous substances, assessing potential risks and implementing necessary control measures.
Hazardous substances are present in many workplaces and those that fail to take the necessary precautions to reduce exposure can face severe consequences. Hazardous chemical exposure can cause respiratory irritation, dizziness, headaches, and other serious symptoms and compliance with safety regulations is key to protecting employees.
It is essential to identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace, as well as determine who is most at risk of exposure and what protections are in place or needed. This would include assessing control measures, possible effects of hazardous substances, and first aid requirements.
Here at CHSP, we can help you through a thorough COSHH risk assessment to ensure your workplace remains compliant and safe for those inside it.
A COSHH risk assessment will include identifying:
- Hazardous substances in the workplace
- Possible effects of these substances
- Who is likely to be exposed and how
- Your current measures to control the risks
- Other measures needed to protect people
- First aid requirements
Failure to take the right steps to find out about such risks could result in cautions, improvement notices, fines and even your approval to operate being withdrawn from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local authority.
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