COSHH Risk Assessment - What You Need To Know

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. So the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations deal with the control measures associated with all substances within the workplace that could present a hazard to operatives and other users of the building.

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Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. So the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations deal with the control measures associated with all substances within the workplace that could present a hazard to operatives and other users of the building.

Performing COSHH risk assessments on the cleaning chemicals used in any commercial building is ultimately the responsibility of the cleaning contractor, But how would the average building manager know whether the assessment is worth the paper it’s written on?

A good place to start may be a document recently commissioned by the national janitorial group, Jangro. The document, called “A Guide to COSHH Awareness” is available as a free download. Written in plain English the document is designed help you navigate your way through the COSHH regulations. Download the Document

Each one of Jangro range of chemicals comes with its own template risk Assessment so if you would really prefer not to undertake this task there is another option Jangro Risk Assessment

 

To watch the Video click below.

 

Click the link below for our free COSHH PowerPoint download:

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Read The Cleaner's Guide To COSHH with a Free PowerPoint Download

 

COSHH Made Easy - Part 1

 

COSHH Made Easy - Part 2 Safety Data Sheets

COSHH Made Easy - Part 3 The Risk Assessment

 

 

 

 

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