Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

One of the main aims of the COSHH Regulations, through a COSHH assessment, is to prevent Occupational Ill health, by the identification of hazards, evaluation of risks and implementation of adequate control measures.

The COSHH regulations places a duty on employers to assess the risk of exposure to any substances hazardous to health to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of their employees is protected.

“COSHH Regulation 6 Assessment of the risk to health created by work involving substances hazardous to health”

states that: An employer will not carry out work which is liable to expose any employees to substances hazardous to health unless he has made a suitable and sufficient assessment of risk and identify the steps that need to be taken to comply with these regulations.

Benefits of Management

There are many benefits of a successfully managed system to control substances hazardous to health including:

  • Improved workplace conditions.
  • Reduction in occupational ill health.
  • Well informed workforce.
  • Reduction of personal protective equipment costs
  • Lower insurance premiums.
  • Mitigate potential future litigation.

OHSL has many years of experience in the application of COSHH and can provide: COSHH assessments. Assistance for organisations wishing to use their own COSHH programmes. Auditing of existing management programmes. Training in how to conduct assessments (eg BOHS M304). Bespoke training service designed to meet clients requirements.