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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) legislation covers all materials used in the workplace.

All manufacturers must issue COSHH Safety Data Sheets in respect of their products which should provide all essential information about any or all of the components of each product and of any risks to health that may be experienced during their use.

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Risk Assessments

It is essential for all tool and equipment hire companies to carry out a general Risk Assessment which should cover all aspects of each company’s activities, from chemicals, fuel and LPG storage, the design of workshops and of workshop practices, the storage of hire fleet items, the layout of any display area or hire counter (customer safety is a priority) and the design of offices and their layout.

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