It is a legal requirement to show how you are going to carry out a task whilst lowering and even eradicating the risk of harm so far as is reasonably practicable.
A COSHH assessment is a step by step examination of a task or process that involves using a potentially hazardous substance, for example a cleaner in an office using bleach and other cleaning products.
A COSHH Assessment is carried out for the purpose of identifying hazardous substances you or a member of staff may be using in the day to day processes of your job. It helps identify whether the precautions you have taken are acceptable and what control measures are already in place. It will then advise you what extra measures are required in order to minimise the risks either completely or to a level that is deemed acceptable.
MSDS (Materials safety data sheets ) is a technical document which provides detailed and comprehensive information on a controlled product related to:
- Health effects of exposure to the product
- Hazard evaluation related to the product’s handling, storage or use
- Measure to protect workers at risk of exposure
- Emergency procedures
These can be provided alongside the COSHH assessments to enable the person carrying out the task to be fully aware of what the product is and how to use it safely
Maltby Professional Services can help create or review any existing RAMS and COSHH assessments to make sure that all control measures are in place. This gives you the peace of mind that your staff working activities are able to be carried out in the safest possible way.