What Substances Require a COSHH Assessment?

A COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessment is an essential set of regulations that any workplace that exposes its workers to hazardous materials must have in place to ensure the health and safety of those workers. COSHH regulations help minimise the risk of exposure and harm that is caused by these substances, but exactly what substances require a COSHH assessment? In this blog, our health and safety experts at HSEDocs are going to outline the types of substances that require a COSHH assessment and why it's so important to have these regulations in place.

So, what substances require a COSHH assessment?

COSHH assessments cover any substances that would be considered hazardous to someone's health, no matter the form in which they come. This can therefore include substances such as chemicals, liquids, fumes, vapours, dust, gases, bacteria, viruses and even nano-particles. This means that a COSHH assessment is important across a variety of industries.

Read on to find out more about the different types of substances which require a COSHH assessment and why it is so important to complete this assessment in order to minimise risk within the workplace.