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COSHH. Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health

 

What is COSHH ?

(COSHH), known as the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations,

are intended to protect people from ill health caused by exposure to hazardous substances.

 

What is a hazardous substance ?

There are many hazardous substances which are covered by the COSHH Regulations, these can range from cleaning fluids just like the type kept under the sink to agricultural and industrial chemicals. Empire Pest Control adheres to the COSHH Regulations in respect of chemicals used within the pest control industry. The hazardous substances used in the pest control industry are generally Insecticides and Rodenticides.

 

Our COSHH Statement

Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd are required by law to follow a strict code of conduct that has been set out by the COSHH Regulations 2002 and are responsible for ensuring that;-

 

  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd hold safety data sheets on all products used.
  •  Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd assess the need to use a pesticide and how risks will be         controlled
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd keeps a record of initial risk assessments of pest control work carried out on our customers premises.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd keep records of the actual work carried out including which product was used, who did the
  • treatment, which areas were treated, what PPE was used and how much product was applied. This information is contained in a Customer File which is left on site.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd has a written record of pesticide stocks at our store and a method of updating.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd assess the hazards to health from products stored at our premises in respect of ourselves and operatives, neighbours and emergency services personnel.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd maintain records of personal protective equipment (PPE), which we check regularly and log renewal dates.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd keep a record of training and certificates given to all employees.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd give an indication to the manager at customer’s premises of products used in treatments and leave a telephone number for contact in case of emergency.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd mark our store and vehicles with the hazard symbol showing a black exclamation mark in a yellow triangle.
  • Redbridge Environmental solutions Ltd ensure vehicles are properly equipped and pesticides are carried in a safe manner.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd read Guidance Note AIS 16 from the HSE on the “Guidance on storing pesticides for farmers and other professional users”.
  • Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd gets further professional advice on aspects of Health and Safety 1974 that we feel needs to be clarified.

 

Redbridge Environmental Solutions Ltd carry out regular reviews of the COSHH Regulations 2002 and ensures all our documentation is current.

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