Health, safety, risk assessment and management
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COSHH regulations require employers to manage substances which can be harmful to human health. An assessment is carried out for the purpose of identifying hazardous substances present, whether the precautions you have taken are acceptable, and what control measures are in place. The assessment will contain relevant information on the process, substances, risks and control measures.
At RPS, this is carried out by a 3-step process:
A completed assessment may conclude that the current controls are adequate, or that further controls are necessary to protect workers.
COSHH assessments are essential for identifying and controlling the risks posed by hazardous substances in the workplace. These assessments help companies ensure compliance with legal obligations and create a safe working environment for their employees. By assessing the risks associated with hazardous substances, companies can implement control measures to minimize exposure, protect the health of their workforce, and prevent accidents and illnesses.
Not always labelled as ‘hazardous’, sometimes these substances, such as paint, bleach or dust, can occur from natural materials but still be harmful. Substances can take many forms including; chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapours, mists, nanotechnology, gases and asphyxiating gases and biological agents.
A completed assessment will help to reduce operator exposure to low level risks.
The regulations stipulate that assessments should be reviewed every 2 years from completion. If any of the following are applicable, then they must be reviewed sooner:
COSHH assessments are a vital tool for companies in the UK to manage the risks associated with hazardous substances in the workplace. By conducting thorough assessments, implementing control measures, and providing appropriate training, companies can ensure the health and safety of their employees. Compliance with COSHH regulations not only safeguards the well-being of workers but also promotes a culture of safety and responsibility within the organisation.