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Protect your employees and organisation with proactive COSHH risk assessments


As an organisation, your employees' health and safety should be your top priority. One way to ensure their safety is by conducting proactive COSHH risk assessments. 

COSHH stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, and the assessments aim to identify potential hazards and implement control measures before harm occurs.

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Protecting your employees

COSHH risk assessments are a proactive measure to protect your employees from the dangers posed by harmful substances. By assessing the use of hazardous substances in the workplace, you can identify potential health risks and implement control measures to prevent exposure. This could include providing protective clothing, introducing new work practices, or even replacing the hazardous substance with a less harmful alternative altogether.

Furthermore, conducting COSHH risk assessments can create a safer working environment, which can increase employee morale and lead to higher productivity. The assurance of safety in the workplace can also attract new employees and clients, making your organisation more competitive in the market.

Meeting legal obligations

As an organisation, it is your legal obligation to manage the risks associated with hazardous substances. COSHH risk assessments are required by law, and failure to comply can result in significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment. 

However, beyond meeting legal obligations, conducting proactive COSHH risk assessments can demonstrate a positive culture of health and safety within your organisation, which can in turn positively impact the reputation of your organisation.

Saving money

Conducting a proactive COSHH risk assessment can save you money in the long run. Exposure to hazardous substances can result in expensive medical bills, sick leave, and even compensation payouts. 

By preventing harm, you can reduce the number of incidents and the resulting costs. COSHH risk assessments can also identify cost-saving opportunities such as reducing waste or streamlining processes.

In short, conducting proactive COSHH risk assessments can provide many benefits to your organisation, from protecting your employees to meeting legal obligations, and saving money in the long run.

It is your responsibility to ensure a safe working environment, and by employing proactive measures, you can create a positive culture of health and safety within your organisation.

When it comes to risk assessments, if you choose to outsource the task, trusting the right company is crucial. Hiring a substandard or inexperienced team can lead to devastating consequences. Here are five potential failures related to not hiring the right risk assessment company:

  • Inaccurate assessments that fail to identify all potential hazards.
  • Inadequate safety protocols that endanger employees, clients and customers.
  • Legal liability and potential lawsuits due to negligence.
  • Costly damage to property and equipment that could have been prevented.
  • Damage to reputation and loss of client and customer trust after a preventable incident.

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At Sevron Ltd, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver exceptional results and unparalleled customer service. From the initial consultation to our final report, our team remains in close contact with you, providing you with regular updates and answering any questions you may have. Don't hesitate - contact Sevron Ltd today on 028 4378 0470 or to schedule your risk assessment appointment and take the first step towards protecting your business. Trust us - you won't regret it!

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FAQs about COSHH risk assessments

What is a COSHH risk assessment?

A COSHH risk assessment is a process that identifies the risks posed by hazardous substances and helps develop controls to manage those risks. It is a legal requirement for all employers who use hazardous substances in the workplace.

When should a COSHH risk assessment be carried out?

A COSHH risk assessment should be carried out before using any hazardous substances in the workplace. It should also be reviewed periodically or when there are significant changes in the work processes or substances used.

What should be included in a COSHH risk assessment?

A COSHH risk assessment should include details of the hazardous substances used in the workplace, the potential risks associated with their use, and the control measures in place to manage those risks. It should also outline the emergency procedures in case of an accident.

What are the consequences of not carrying out a COSHH risk assessment?

Not conducting a COSHH risk assessment can lead to serious consequences such as accidents, injuries, and illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances. It can also result in legal action, fines, and reputational damage to the business. Therefore, it is vital to carry out regular COSHH risk assessments and implement appropriate control measures.

Who is responsible for performing a COSHH risk assessment?

Employers have the main responsibility for ensuring COSHH risk assessments are carried out. However, employees also have a duty to cooperate with their employer in identifying and controlling exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

Author’s biography

Dale Allen is a renowned writer and expert in the field of risk assessment. He has dedicated his career to providing insights and analysis on the risks that businesses, organisations and individuals face in their daily activities. His work is focused on helping people make informed decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of the risks involved. He is also the Founding Chairman of The International Association for Chemical Safety and the Award-winning author of The Book on Chemical Safety,

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