Executive Summary

Using hazardous substances can put people’s health at risk. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended) requires the Trust to control the exposure to hazardous substances to protect both employees and others who may be exposed from work activities.

The COSHH Regulations are intended to prevent workplace illness and disease resulting from exposure to hazardous substances. The regulations require suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health arising from work activities associated with hazardous substances, the introduction of adequate control measures, maintenance of control measures and equipment associated with them, monitoring for the effectiveness of the measures and the health of employees, training of employees and arrangements to deal with accidents and emergencies.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Non-Clinical Risk Manager
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: June 2024
Date Issued: June 2024
Review Date: June 2027
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Non-Clinical Risk Manager

 

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