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The Requirements of COSHH

COSHH logoWidespread Solutions offers consultative services to help you comply with COSHH requirements. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) suggests eight key requirements of the COSHH Regulations. These are to: Assess the risks to health from hazardous substances used in or created by your workplace activities. Decide what precautions are needed You must not carry Continue Reading…

What is a Hazardous Substance?

Hazardous substances are anything that can harm your health when you work with them if they are not properly controlled e.g. by using adequate ventilation. They are found in nearly all work places e.g. factories, shops, mines, farms and offices. They can include: Substances used directly in work activities e.g. glues, paints, cleaning agents Substances Continue Reading…

COSHH 2002 Compliance in Fixed Extraction – Work Booths & Downdraught Benches

All employers have statutory and common-law obligations in relation to the health and safety of their employees and premises. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 is a government legislation to protect employees and those in contact with hazardous substances from the harmful effects they can have on the body. Substances hazardous Continue Reading…

New HSE Ruling: Fee for Intervention (FFI)

This year, on the 1st of October the Government introduced a new cost recovery scheme known as the Fee for Intervention (FFI). In a nutshell, the FFI is a cost to businesses that upon inspection by the HSE are deemed to have breached health and safety regulations. The financial cost relates to the time spent Continue Reading…