Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 (VTQ)

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Employer Duties Under COSHH

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Employer Duties According to HSE Guidelines


The HSE outlines specific duties for employers regarding the management of hazardous substances:

Key Duties

  • Inclusion of Workers: Employers' responsibilities extend to contractors, sub-contractors, and self-employed individuals.
  • Self-Employed Individuals: They share duties akin to both employers and employees, except for certain monitoring and health surveillance regulations.

Employers' Responsibilities

Employers are mandated by the HSE to:

  • Establish Procedures: Procedures should ensure the proper usage and effectiveness of control measures, including personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Procedural Inclusions: These procedures should cover:
    • (a) Visual checks and observations for tasks involving COSHH substances.
    • (b) Provision of appropriately fitting PPE, promptly replacing when necessary.
    • (c) Ensuring compatibility of different PPE items worn simultaneously.
    • (d) Supervising employees to ensure adherence to defined work methods.
    • (e) Promptly taking remedial action as required.
    • (f) Monitoring employee health and providing necessary medical care.