A guide to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
Ninth Edition - 2015
This is a definitive guide to the health and safety requirements for salon products which will ensure that salons have all the information they need to undertake statutory risk assessments.
Salons must determine what hazardous substances are present in the workplace and how to deal with them.
Every salon must have access to one
Covers the responsibilities of Employers
Employer responsibilities within the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations include:
Implementing measures that will protect workers when they are around hazardous substances.
Preventing or adequately controlling unnecessary exposure to them.
Informing and educating employees on how to use protective equipment.
How to maintain control measures.
Drawing up plans and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances.
Any employee exposed to hazardous substances whilst at work will undergo suitable health surveillance.
How to make sure that substance amount does not go over the Workplace Exposure Limit (WEL).
Carrying out a COSHH risk assessment.
Covers the responsibilities of Employees
Using the control measures and facilities put in place by the employer
Taking care of the equipment supplied
How to report defects/inefficiencies in measures set out
Taking care of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene
Following any information, instruction or training that is provided