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Health & Safety

COSHH risk assessments

As an employer, you need to know the chemicals you hold onsite - and the harm they could cause. Our COSHH risk assessments outline your hazards and how to deal with them.

Learn your risks from harmful substances

We review your current COSHH practices and recommend practical improvements - from safer substitutes to staff training support.

Know your compliance gaps and how to fix them

We review your current COSHH practices and recommend practical improvements - from safer substitutes to staff training support.

COSHH support that keeps you audit-ready

We help you identify risks, improve processes and meet all your COSHH health and safety requirements.

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Get a personalised COSHH management plan

Your post-audit report details process changes, safety controls and COSHH monitoring programmes to help you maintain HSE compliance.

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COSHH risk assessments

Our complete COSHH compliance service keeps you in step with current regulations and actively cuts fire, accident and injury hazards.

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Detect and diagnose your risks

We locate hazardous substances within your business, analyse their health threats and determine who’s most affected.

Eliminate or minimise hazards

If the risk can't be removed, we offer safer alternatives, options to achieve acceptable workplace exposure limits and health surveillance advice.

Make staff COSHH-aware

We train your team on the correct handling of hazardous substances and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Plan for an emergency

We ensure you're prepared for a worst case scenario, with specialist planning and procedures for spills, fires and other critical situations.

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What is COSHH?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (2002) require you to locate hazardous substances on your site, reduce their danger and regularly monitor your control measures. Many businesses rely on PPE and safety data sheets to meet their COSHH requirements - but these measures aren't enough. Our recommendations cover COSHH compliance from every angle.

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Chemicals like paints, bleaches, adhesives and solvents

Identify and mitigate risks from common workplace chemicals to ensure COSHH compliance.

Dusts and fumes from activities like welding or sanding

Control exposure to hazardous dusts and fumes from industrial activities.

Gases such as chlorine or carbon monoxide

Regularly monitor and manage the dangers posed by hazardous gases.

Firefighting and first aid

Prepare for emergencies with adequate firefighting and first aid responses.

Storage and spillages

Safely store hazardous substances and manage spillages to minimize risks.

Record keeping and safety data sheets

Maintain detailed records and safety data sheets for all hazardous substances.

Chemical combinations that require DSEAR assessments

Assess risks of combined chemicals under DSEAR regulations.

Legislative changes and prosecution trends

Stay updated on legal changes and trends in COSHH-related prosecutions.

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Learn more about our services

Schedule an informal chat with an Opus consultant to learn how we can improve employee health and safety across your business.

Your partner in compliance

'John and his team provide top-quality health and safety advice with practical support. Through wide industry experience, John delivers an integrated service that links with the needs of the client.'

Health and safety consultancy

Opus Safety Partnership

Everything you need for a safer workplace – in one end-to-end service. A customised compliance programme. Ongoing support. And a dedicated H&S expert, whenever you need them.

Business risk analysis

Pinpoint compliance issues and map out improvement measures.

Full site audit
Hazard profiling
Solutions planning

Policies and processes

Review, upgrade and standardise safety documents and procedures.

Tailored risk assessments
Staff handbooks and policies
Safe systems of work

Work-saving software

Action key H&S data and deliverables with one intuitive tool.

Cloud-based hub for all staff
Tasks, training and reporting
24/7 access on any device

Strategic guidance

Maintain excellence with practical help and long-term risk prevention.

One-to-one support
Regular contact
Forward-looking advice
audits and assessments

Secure, compliant and 100% confident

Our employee training programmes and one-off risk assessments, surveys and audits deliver peace of mind for your people – and a safer way forward for you.

Operate on the right side of regulations

Avoid penalties and exceed your legal requirements with expert-led risk assessments, audits and surveys that go beyond the bare minimum.

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