What is COSHH and why is it important?
If your business uses or creates hazardous substances as part of your day to day processes, a robust COSHH management strategy is vital to safeguard your staff and comply with legislation.
This can be a complex task. Changing legislation, the introduction of new substances and the risk of human error means that you need a simple and structured way of protecting your staff and your business.
The ‘COSHH cycle’ is the basis from which all companies are expected to demonstrate their compliance with legislation. It is also how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will assess the suitability of your processes when they inspect your business.
The COSHH Cycle