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Hazardous Substances Training & Why You Can't Afford To Miss It

Hazardous substances come in many different forms including fumes, dust, mists, gases, vapours and biological agents. When working directly with or in the vicinity of hazardous substances it is essential that the right safety precautions are taken.

By law, any employer dealing with chemicals, gases or any other hazardous substance must ensure the right training provisions are in place. COSHH, regulated by the Health and Safety Executive, is the law that ensures all employers work hard to ensure their employees are not exposed to hazardous substances in the workplace.

How Does COSHH Determine That a Substance is Hazardous?

COSHH has classified a number of substances and agents that are hazardous to health. Chemicals that have been classified as hazardous can usually be identified by a warning label and an accompanying data sheet. If you are unsure about the classification of a substance you can check the HSE Approved Supply List for confirmation.

The Training That Could Save Lives and Your Reputation

Many businesses use hazardous substances which could pose a risk to employees and members of the public. Just one mistake or misinformed action whilst working with hazardous substances could cause a significant risk to your employees and the environment. And that one mistake could be enough to destroy your reputation and your livelihood. This is why all businesses working with chemicals or any other hazardous agent must ensure their employees are fully trained and educated in their use.

The COSHH training programme, provided by RoSPA, is designed to educate and instruct employees working directly with a range of hazardous substances. Employees in the building trade, working in cleaning and maintenance and the automobile trade are perfect candidates for this essential training.

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