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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - COSHH-DSEAR assessment guidance note
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment - guidance noteThe process for risk assessing the use of hazardous and dangerous substances is relatively complicated, so we've produced this guidance note to help you.How to use the guideCOSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and DSEAR for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. When risk assessing the use of hazardous and dangerous substances, you should use a COSHH/DSEAR Assessment Record. Our guidance note uses the...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - COSHH/DSEAR assessment record
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment recordIf you use hazardous or dangerous substances, or create them as by-products of your processes, then you need to undertake a specific type of risk assessment. Our record has been created for that purpose.How to use the formBefore starting ensure that you have sufficient experience and/or training to complete the assessment properly. As a guide, most people should be able to have a go at assessing low-risk cleaning substances, but complex processes will certainly require expert help.First...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Use and storage of petrol
    Use and storage of petrolPetrol is a highly flammable substance and as such should be handled, used and stored with great care.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Use and Storage of Petrol. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level. You should ensure that your document only addresses "significant" hazards, i.e. any that could...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Storage and handling of flammable liquids
    Risk assessment - storage and handling of flammable liquidsStorage and handling of flammable liquids can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the storage and handling of flammable liquids, e.g. slips, trips and falls, fire risks etc., and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Storage and Handling of Flammable Liquids. It covers...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - COSHH/DSEAR assessment - metalworking fluids
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment - metalworking fluidsTo comply with your legal duties as defined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (as amended) 2002 (COSHH), if you use hazardous substances in your workplace, you must complete a risk assessment to identify how it should be used and stored safely. The assessmentAlthough metalworking fluid actually reduces risks, i.e. it keeps materials cool when they're being cut, because of the chemical make up of the product, it can cause ill-health. To ensure...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Liquid spillages
    Liquid spillagesThere are hazards and risks present when dealing with liquid spillages which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Liquid Spillages document. It covers the generic hazards associated with such work and suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable level. You should ensure your document only addresses...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Transporting small quantities of chemicals, paint and solvents
    Transporting small quantities of chemicals, paints and solventsMany chemicals, paints and solvents could be hazardous if they come into contact with each other or are spilled during transportation. Failure to manage the risks associated with their transportation may lead to staff being injured or suffering from ill-health.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the transportation of small quantities of chemical substances and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - COSHH/DSEAR assessment - bleach
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment - bleachIf you use or store bleach in the workplace, you will need to carry out a COSHH/DSEAR risk assessment. Our example document will give you a head start.Why you need our documentBleach is classified as a hazardous substance as it's an irritant to the eyes and skin. Because of this you need to carry out a risk assessment under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). If you have five or more employees, then you need to write it down. COSHH assessments...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Safe use of basic cleaning materials
    Safe use of basic cleaning materialsThe misuse of basic cleaning materials can prove harmful, leading to skin conditions as well as other forms of ill-health. Where such materials have warning labels on their packaging, they will require a full assessment under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH). However, this risk assessment deals with the general precautions to be taken when storing, using and disposing of such materials to prevent harm to members of staff who...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - COSHH/DSEAR assessment - petrol and diesel
    COSHH/DSEAR assessment - petrol and dieselIf your staff are involved in handling petrol and diesel, they're potentially at risk from ill health effects and fire. Tailor our assessment to determine the precautions needed in your workplace.StandardThe handling of fuels involves both risks to health and from fire. Therefore, the risk assessment needs to cover the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002....
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