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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... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Flow chart - undertaking a COSHH_assessment
Flow chart - undertaking a COSHH assessmentCompleting a COSHH assessment may seem daunting. Follow our flow chart to help you manage the process in a safe and professional way.How does it work?Following our Flow Chart - Undertaking a COSHH Assessment will help you to conform with the Control of Substances... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
COSHH/DSEAR assessment record
If 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... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - concrete
If employees work with concrete you will need to assess the risks and decide how it can be done safely. Use our example COSHH/ DSEAR assessment to do this.Careful selectionThe handling of concrete involves risks to health at all stages including when mixing dry ingredients, working with wet concrete... Read more
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Type: Procedure
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - metalworking fluids
To 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... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - bleach
If 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... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Flow chart - spill response
If there's a spillage of liquid, whether it's oil or gravy, chemical or custard, you need your staff to act swiftly. However, they must also avoid putting themselves or others at risk. Use our flow chart to encourage a balanced response.Fast guideThe benefit of showing your procedure in a flow chart... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Flow chart - when to carry out a COSHH assessment
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) state that assessments must be carried out to prevent harm, but how do you know which substances are affected? Follow our flow chart to find out.RequirementsThe COSHH Regulations are fairly complex; therefore it's relatively common... Read more
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Type: Flowchart
Use of chemicals checklist
You may think that the proper management of chemicals is complicated, but it needn't be. To help you, we've devised a simple to use checklist.Use of chemicals  checklistFailing to control exposure to hazardous chemicals can cause problems such as ill health and fire. It may also get you into trouble... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Preliminary COSHH assessment
If you're a low to medium-risk business, you may find that a full COSHH assessment is unnecessary. In order to identify if this is the case, consider using our preliminary COSHH assessment form.Preliminary coshh assessmentIf you use many chemicals, or just wish to avoid unnecessary work, you may choose... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Chemical storeroom checklist
If you use enough chemicals to justify a dedicated chemical storeroom, you will need to ensure that you manage it safely. Our three-part checklist can help you do this. Chemical storeroom checklistIf you store large quantities, or a wide variety of chemicals on-site, you may find it helpful to use a... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Guide to material safety data sheets
Guide to safety data sheetsSafety data sheets provide vital information on how to use chemicals safely. However, if you need help in understanding how to get the most from this information, our easy-to-use guide can help.Material safety data sheetsIn order to devise safe systems of working with hazardous... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Chemical inventory sheet
As part of good risk management, it's vital to know what chemicals you have stored on your premises and where. One easy way of doing this is to use a chemical inventory sheet.Chemical inventory sheetIf you use hazardous or large quantities of chemicals, you need to ensure that they are stored safely.... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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