•Provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work •Provide information, training, instructions and supervision. •Ensure that staff are aware of the instructions provided by manufacturers and the suppliers of equipment. •Ensure materials are properly used, stored, handled and transported. •Provide a safe place to work in.
•Provide a safe working environment
•Provide a written safety policy
•Look after health and safety of others such as visitors and public.
•Take care of their own health and safety
•Take care of other peoples health and safety
•Co-operate with their employers.
•Must not interfere with anything provided in the interest of health and safety.
Both employers and employee have a duty of care to:
•Other workers who may be affected
•Members of the general public.
COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
The COSHH regulations exist to protect employees from risks associated with 'hazardous' substances at work. These substances often include common cleaning chemicals such as bleach, multi purpose cleaners and aerosols, where there may be a risk of damage to health.
•Assess the risks to health and safety
•Prevent or control exposure
•Ensure that all employees are properly trained and supervised. •Decide what precautions are needed to prevent disease
•Make sure that the control measures are used and maintained •Monitor exposure and carry out health checks
•Identify substances with the potential to cause harm
•Make proper use of any control measures