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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Safely managing the chemicals in your workplace is good for business and it is good for everyone! It will improve your employees’ safety and health. It will potentially introduce cost savings, through more effective work practices such as correct storage, handling, use and disposal procedures. Potential harm to the environment will also be reduced. This chemical safety guide is intended for businesses and industries. In particular, it provides guidance for completing your chemical risk assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify personnel who are exposed to risk
  • Understand the need for risk assessments recognize the hazards associated with specific chemicals
  • Understand the design and function of gas cylinders
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Safely handle gas cylinders and drums
  • Re-assess storage facilities in line with safe working practices
  • Identify unsafe working practices when working with gas control equipment
  • Understand the key actions required in an emergency situation