The Regulations apply to nearly all substances hazardous to health; however, there are some exceptions, namely:
The Health & Safety Unit, on behalf of the University, has produced the following guidance documents:
An essential requirement of the Regulations is the assessment of the risk to health created by work involving hazardous substances. If, after reading the available information, a written COSHH risk assessment is considered necessary, then please download the University COSHH risk assessment template.
Note: COSHH Awareness training if available for staff and can be booked through Staff & Graduate Development
A major source of information can be found at the Health and Safety Executive COSHH website (HSE - COSHH). These webpages contain a wealth of very useful information (eg. guidance, the Approved Code of Practice, COSHH essentials web tool, example risk assessments, case studies etc.) and those seeking additional advice are advised to visit the site. The Regulations themselves can be viewed by clicking here.