What is COSHH?

It is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, and under the COSHH Regulations 2002, employers are legally responsible for the prevention, control, and management of their employees’ exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It is essential that an employer reduces all potential risks to employees’ health, and this involves a COSHH assessment.

Not all hazardous substances are easily identifiable, and your company may unknowingly be using them. These may include waste products, including wood dust from sanding or silica dust from tile cutting. pm Connections have been producing hazardous substance strategies since 2005 and can help with any COSHH challenges. Our approach varies for each company, and we supply bespoke solutions to businesses in every industry sector. Our in-house experts help, support, and guide our clients through any COSHH-related issue.

 

What Is A COSHH Risk Assessment?

It assesses and identifies the risks of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Control measures can then be put in place to minimise exposure that are detrimental to health. A COSHH assessment provides information about the health and safety hazards posed using chemicals and substances, the required exposure control measures, first aid requirements, spillage containment, and safe disposal requirements.

 

Choosing pm Connections For Your COSHH Risk Assessment.

Our industry-leading experts will provide a simple and effective method of managing the hazardous substances used and deliver a clear and comprehensive COSHH compliance strategy. Our team is familiar with all COSHH risk assessments procedures – saving you time, money and resources.

Using pm Connections is beneficial when analysing the most serious and complex risks.

 

Identifying Who Could Potentially Be Exposed.

Focus on each aspect and the different departments of your business and identify hazards in each one.

Those in potential risk of exposure include:

  • All employees.
  • Contractors.
  • Cleaning and maintenance staff.
  • Visitors.
  • People living or working close by.

COSHH assessments must be regularly assessed to ensure the control measures introduced remain effective. Any changes in work practices must be reviewed and updated accordingly.