A legal requirement of a business owner is to undertake a ‘health check’ or risk assessment of their workplace to in order to identify potential dangers or risks to those working in that environment. More than a legal requirement, however, a risk assessment allows you to make provisions to protect your staff, your premises and your bottom line.
Contact with hazardous substances is something that most people will experience at some point during their working lives - and it’s usually more often than we think. Knowing the dangers of those substances, as well as how to handle them, is what can make the difference between safe usage and a potentially fatal accident. COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) training provide you with this critical knowledge.
Whilst some accidents in the workplace can’t be prevented, many could be by simply having a better understanding of health and safety practices. The benefits of such an awareness are vast; from protecting your staff and their wellbeing, to reducing absenteeism and meeting mandatory employer requirements.