COSHH Essentials

The HSE are providing COSHH Essentials which set out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

It is straightforward advice presented as fact sheets called Control Guidance Sheets. There are two types of sheets, industry specific Direct Advice Sheets and Generic Control Guidance Sheets.

First check the direct advice sheets listed by industry to see if there are any direct advice sheets for tasks or processes in your industry. If your industry is not listed, you can use our e-tool to identify which generic control guidance sheets are appropriate. When using the e-tool you will be prompted, by questions, to enter some basic information about the substance you are using, before being directed to the most appropriate generic control guidance sheet for you.

For more information on the COSHH Essentials see here.

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