The Basics of COSHH

COSHH is an abbreviation for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health. Substances that are hazardous to our health have been around as long as mankind itself and although not all of them appear to be hazardous, many substances can cause risks to your health and safety if you don’t handle them properly. What is covered […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Week Commencing 05/07/2021 – In The News

The inside of a railway station

Elephant & Castle Fire: Safety Fears About Railway Arches Raised Two Years Ago Safety concerns about railway arches were raised in a safety report two years before last week’s fire near Elephant & Castle station in south London. Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines tackled the “serious” blaze, with London Fire Brigade confirming that three […]

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Toolbox Talk

Glass tubes containing different coloured chemicals.

Reason: Hazardous substances can be used in, or created by, work processes. Why is it important: Ignore a hazardous substance today and you may wish you hadn’t by tomorrow. Most businesses use substances or products that are mixtures of substances. Some processes create substances. These could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people. Sometimes […]