If there are hazardous substances present in your workplace, then you are putting peoples health at risk. As the employer, it's your duty under COSHH to adequately control any risk, prevent or reduce exposure, and provide your workers with enough information and training to allow them to stay safe while working for you. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 are a set of legal directives that require employers to control those substances which
COSHH was created to protect people from hazardous substances, but who is responsible for ensuring it happens?
The easy answer is.. Everybody! The employer's COSHH responsibilties
Yes, if you're the employer, then the onus is mostly on you. You must not only make sure everybody can do their work safely, but also make sure they are all doing their part to abide by the COSHH regulations. You will carry out COSHH risk assessments throughout your site, installing control measur
Let me be clear right from the beginning here. I'm not just talking about you or your safety people cutting corners to save money and time. I'm also including those little things your employees may do. You know. Those tiny things that they think will make their work easier, but in fact, are often what lead to some of the messiest incidents that can happen in your workplace. Because they add up. And when the same person is cutting the same corner every day, it's going to take