Do you need help with COSHH?
Why not let us help you in this potentially complex aspect of health and safety? We have a highly experienced Chartered Chemist (CChem MRSC) as part of our team, who can assist you. He has carried out COSHH Assessments for many organisations.
A Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessment concentrates on the hazards and risks from substances that are stored, used or generated in your workplace.
The hazards and risks are not just associated with bottles marked “Hazardous”. There are a large number of substances which could be hazardous to health which could induce debilitating diseases, including asthma, cancer and skin diseases.
Many substances can be harmful to health, including metalworking fluid, dust and fume-laden air, paint, ink, glue, lubricant and detergent amongst others.
A COSHH assessment will help you to manage the risks associated with using hazardous substances through five simple steps:
- Identify the risks
- Identify who is at risk
- What is being done already?
- Improvements to be made
- Action the improvements
This is not just a paper assessment; it’s about taking the sensible steps to ensure that your business and employees are able to carry out their duties safely and effectively.
Ensuring your employees are healthy, can help to ensure that your profits remain healthy.