Version Control Sheet
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION/REVIEW: 01/09/2021
IMPLEMENTED AND AUDITED BY: James McAlpine
COMMENTS: To be reviewed 01/09/2022
Employees of the Company may, on occasion have to use substances which, if handled incorrectly, may cause significant health problems. This policy outlines some of the risks, and the procedures which must be followed to reduce such risks to the minimum possible.
Some substances which are present, or used, in the workplace may be hazardous to health. These include chemicals, fumes, dusts and bacteria. Repeated exposure to hazardous substances can be linked to serious diseases that may take years to develop. Exposure to substances hazardous to health may be from contact with the skin or eyes, breathing in or swallowing. Punctured skin may also be a route for the substance into the body. Ill health can be prevented by introducing control measures to limit exposure.
These measures should be checked periodically, to ensure that they remain effective. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) does not cover lead, asbestos or radioactive substances, because these have their own specific regulations. Labelling on medicines, pesticides and cosmetic products also has different legislation. The aim of this policy is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that exposure of employees while they are at work, and other people on our premises, and in the homes of Clients to substances hazardous to health is prevented or adequately controlled, and to comply with all relevant legislation, including the:
Procedure and Guidance
To ensure that exposure to hazardous substances is prevented or adequately controlled, the Company will:
To fulfil our responsibilities as outlined above, we will:
KLOE Reference for this Policy: Safe
Regulations directly linked to this Policy: Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment
Regulation(s) relevant to this Policy: