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COSHH Assessments

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

Under The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), employers have a legal obligation to control the exposure of employees and others, to substances hazardous to health. Hazardous substances can take many forms including:

  • substances used at work for example cleaning substances paints, solvents, adhesives etc
  • substances generated during work activities; fumes or dust produces through your work
  • naturally occurring substances; flour, grain dust, anthrax etc
  • biological agents such as bacteria

Any substance classified as hazardous to health under the Chemicals (Hazard Information and packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 will require a COSHH assessment. To make it easier any substance displaying one of the following symbols will require an assessment.

Very Toxic symbol Toxic symbol Harmful symbol Corrosive symbol Irritant symbol
Very Toxic Toxic Harmful Corrosive Irritant

These symbols are only relevant to specific substances for example cleaning fluids, further advice is required for substances generated during a work process, naturally occurring substances and biological agents.

Any person supplying a hazardous substance for use at work has a legal obligation to supply upon request a Safety Data Sheet. This document will provide all the necessary information for you to carry out a suitable assessment of the risk associated with the product.

Enviro~Clean provide full COSHH Assessments for all substances hazardous to health.

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