Chemical Safety and COSHH Assessments

Relevant Legislation:

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 (As Amended)


Most companies require some help when it comes to Chemical Safety and COSHH Assessments.  Houghton Safety Services Ltd can provide specialised knowledge, as Brian Houghton is an expert in this field.

Brian is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH), holds a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Chemistry and is a Chartered Chemist.

To comply with COSHH, employers need to follow these eight steps, as set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):

  1. Assess the risks;
  2. Decide what precautions are needed;
  3. Prevent or adequately control exposure;
  4. Ensure that control measures are used and maintained;
  5. Monitor the exposure;
  6. Carry out appropriate health surveillance;
  7. Prepare plans and procedures to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies;
  8. Ensure employees are properly informed, trained and supervised.

We can either complete any necessary work on your behalf, or work with your company to train your own personnel to be competent in Chemical Safety and COSHH Assessments.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

There is no need to gamble with your business.

Houghton Safety Services Ltd can help you.