A beginner’s guide to COSHH in cleaning

When it comes to the Control of Substances Harmful to Health (COSHH), the cleaning sector is a prime target. Chemical use day-in and day-out means that employees are going to be exposed to potentially harmful substances during the course of their day.

That means, as an employer, you need to be able to identify potential risks to your employees when using potentially harmful substances. Then you must put in place adequate provisions to either prevent or control those risks.

As a legal obligation, it’s key that you’re able to carry out these assessments, and if you have five or more employees you have to keep a written record of them too.

If that comes as a shock, don’t worry. We’ve put together this quick and simple guide that tells you everything you need to know about putting together COSHH risk assessments for your cleaning business.

We’ve outlined the five core areas of a complete COSHH risk assessments, understanding what the different risk ratings mean, best-practice when it comes to keeping on top of your reviews, commonly used chemicals in the industry and much more.

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