Chemical substances come in a wide variety of forms, from simple washing up liquid to industrial process chemicals like solvents, acids, glues and pesticides.
In the UK, legislation relating to the manufacture, storage, use, and disposal of chemical substances is well established, often changing and invariably complex. Even the use of common domestic chemical substances such as dishwasher detergents, rinse-aid, oven cleaners, disinfectants, sanitisers, toilet cleaners and bleach can become a complex and daunting task when such substances are used at work. Suddenly the scary world of safety data sheets (SDSs), COSHH risk assessments and employee health surveillance can take hold.
In dealing safely with chemical substances, we strongly believe that health and safety management should be people-centric, focussed on encouraging safe behaviours, strong user awareness of the risks and robust support by local line management.
We can help with undertaking chemical substances audits, writing policies and procedures, drafting chemical risk assessments, and delivering employee training.
We also have experience of using various online chemical databases such as SYPOL and Eco Online and can help you in getting the best out of such systems.
Talk to us today about your chemical substances’ safety needs.