Occupational Hygiene
COSHH Risk Assessment

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) state that every employer shall ensure the exposure of employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.

COSHH Regulations state that a suitable and sufficient assessment of risk must be undertaken when working with chemicals. All routes of exposure must be identified, including inhalation, ingestion, absorption and injection.

A COSHH Risk Assessment will:

  • Identify potentially hazardous substances
  • Identify who is at risk of harm and how
  • Evaluate risks and identify appropriate precautions

Access to the following is required:

  • All Safety Data Sheets relevant to the substances used for each process (these should be a maximum of 5 years old)
  • Operating procedures/an understanding of each relevant task carried out during the process
  • Information regarding the current control measures adopted. This relates to engineering controls and the types of personal protection equipment(PPE) used
  • Information on employee concerns and/or instances of adverse health issues
  • Results of any previous monitoring
For more information please contact:
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Specialist Services & Communities of Interest Manager
01924 203335
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