You and your site employer

Lesson Progress:
What your site and employer should do for you
1.Assess the risks of using substances (COSHH assessments).
2.Use a less hazardous substance where possible.
3.Make sure there are facilities to store and dispose of substances correctly.
4.Control exposure by providing engineering methods (separation, insulation, isolation and local exhaust ventilation) and the use of safe systems of work.
5.Provide information and training on the hazards, risks and controls, and on safe systems of work.
6.Monitor the work and the workplace to make sure the controls are effective.
7.Have procedures and equipment in place to deal with incidents or spills.
8.Make sure workers are trained in incident and emergency procedures.
9.Provide health surveillance for employees, where required.
What you should do for your site and employer
1.Make sure you fully understand the hazards of using the substance, before you use it.
2.Follow the safe system of work and controls, as explained in the COSHH assessment.
3.Store, dispense and dispose of the substance correctly.
4.Wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), as identified in the COSHH assessment.
5.If you feel ill when using any substances, stop work and tell your supervisor or site management.
6.Report any incidents or spills to your supervisor or site management.
7.Attend health surveillance sessions, where you need to do so.