COSHH Assessments Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy

What are Health and Safety

COSHH Assessments?

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations.

A COSHH assessment concentrates on the hazards and risks from substances in your workplace, however its important to note hazards and risks are not limited to substances labelled as ‘hazardous’.

Why do you
need them?

?

As an employer you have a legal duty to promote safety in the workplace and reduce any risks to the health of all your employees. Part of your responsibility requires undertaking a COSHH assessment if there are any hazardous substances present on your work premises.

Hazardous substances can exist in almost every workplace, including cleaning products and solvents through to exhaust fumes or dust to name just a few.

Employers and the self-employed  must assess any risk through a COSHH assessment to protect anyone that may come into contact with any hazardous substances within your workplace.

If your business doesn’t take the right steps to protect people then you could receive cautions, prohibition or improvement notices and fines. Your approval to operate could even be withdrawn by the Health and Safety Executive or your local authority.

For serious breaches you could face legal action including unlimited fines and/or a custodial sentence.

What can
we offer?

?

We will undertake a thorough COSHH Assessment of your premises looking for any signs of exposure to hazardous substances. The COSHH Assessment will consist of the following:

  1. Collect information about the substances used in your workplace and your work practices.
  2. Evaluate the health risks related to these substances and practices.
  3. Choose appropriate control measures that will reduce or eliminate these risks to your employees and visitors
  4. Implement control measures and record our findings.
  5. Compile and submit our findings in a report with recommendations.

 

We will also monitor performance and review all areas on a regular basis.

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