A quick summary of why you should talk to MESH
Finding COSHH is just too complex and need someone to take the pain away; then you are in the right place.
You are not alone as we find that many businesses using hazardous chemicals do not know where to start when undertaking COSHH assessments.
Your excellent guidance on COSHH and the support provided has enabled us to move forwards with confidence.
Clive Balcombe, Facilities Manager, Vantia
At MESH we provide comprensive solutions from a team of experts that has been there and done it in a wide variety of processes involving chemical risks. We can assist in ensuring the health & safety of your workforce and compliance of your business with COSHH (keeping the HSE away).
We guarantee to provide expert advice and cost-effective solutions that are proportionate to your COSHH risks. For evidence of COSHH risk assessments work we've done please see some of our testimonials and some of our case studies.
Anyone using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work is required to control exposure to hazardous substances and prevent ill health. Employers are required to protect both employees and others who may be exposed by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended).
Failure to adequately control hazardous substances, means your employees or others may be adversely affected and become ill. Effects from hazardous substances range from mild eye irritation to chronic lung disease or, on occasions, death. The outcome for your business may:
- Result in lost productivity;
- Leave you liable to enforcement action, including prosecution under the COSHH Regulations;
- Result in civil claims from your employees
Hazardous substances come in many forms such as liquids, solids, gases, powders, dusts, bacteria, viruses, vapour and fumes. These can be found in most work environments such as, factories, laboratories, shops, offices, schools, hospitals, and farms etc. In our experience many employers do not understand the risks to their employees from working with hazardous substances and therefore fail to implement adequate controls.
The HSE have identified eight basic measures to follow in order to manage hazardous substances. The starting point focuses on ensuring that competent risk assessments have been completed, covering the risks to health from hazardous substances used in or created by your workplace activities.
MESH has helped a diverse range of organisations with both simple and complex COSHH assessments. We have experience of working in all of the work environments mentioned above (i.e. factories, laboratories, shops, offices, schools, hospitals, and farms), and many others as well.
So are you aware of what hazardous substances are used in your workplace? And do you have COSHH assessments that identify adequate controls to protect your workers and anyone else who may be affected by your activities?