Regulation 6 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) requires an employer to formally assess all operations and/or processes which are liable to cause exposure to hazardous substances.
Performing a COSHH assessment demonstrates that the company has considered all the factors relevant to the work and judgements have been made with regard to the type of hazard, monitoring exposure levels, and health surveillance of employees who may be at risk.
In order to comply with the Regulations, each assessment is required to be completed by a competent person. Therefore, the decision as to who should carry out that assessment will depend on the knowledge and experience required for the particular assessment and the complexity of the operation and/or process.
THSP Risk Management will act as the competent person, working with you to identify operations and/or processes that are liable to cause exposure to hazardous substances. We will generate and complete the necessary COSHH assessments and provide you with instruction as to how to review and update these assessments in the future.
Should you decide to retain THSP on an annual basis, you can use our name as your competent person to assist you in all health and safety matters. As a retained client, you also have access to our online library of generic COSHH assessments, which you can download and amend to suit your environment.
Failure to conduct COSHH assessments can seriously affect your business, harm your workforce and land you in court.
If you need any more information on any of our COSHH services call us on 03456 122 144 or fill in the ‘Contact THSP’ form on the right.