COSHH Risk Assessment

Information

Substance Name

Manufacturer

Product Code

Manufacturers Contact Details

MSDS Held

Appearance Form Colour Odour

Hazard Classification

GHS-01 Explosive

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Explosives

GHS-02 Flammable

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GHS-03 Oxidising Gasses, Liquids and Solids

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GHS-04 Compressed Gases

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GHS 05 Corrosive

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GHS-06 Acute toxicity (Cat 1 - 3)

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GHS-07 Acute Toxicity (Cat 4)

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GHS-08 Personal Harm

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Harm

GHS-09 Hazardous to the Aquatic Environment

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How is it used

Describe the activity or work process. (Include how long and how often this is carried out and the quantity of substance used)

Location of the process being carried out?

Hazardous Substances produced

Are any hazardous substances produced by any process. (eg fumes from heating substance)

Who It Might Effect
Identify the person at risk:
Hazard Type

If Other, state the nature of the hazard type?

Route of exposure
Route of Exposure

If other, state type?

What Controls Are Currently In Place

Total Segregation of the Process

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Overalls

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If other, state type?

General Precautions

General precautions and personal protection needed (Consider warning signs, ventilation, work patterns, personal hygiene / cleanliness, protective clothing)

First Aid

Eyes

Skin

Ingestion

Inhalation

National Poisons helpline
In England and Wales: NHS 111 - dial 111
If symptoms persist consult a doctor

Chemical Spill

Action in case of emergency (Spillage, uncontrolled release, fire)

Environmental

What are the environmental implications?

Fire Fighting

Melting point Boiling Point Flash point Self Ignating Danger of Explosion

Appropriate Extinguishers

Firefighting methods

Storage Disposal and transportation Information

Storage

Disposal

Transport

Assessment Of Risk
Assessment Matrix

Overall assessment of risk with regard to current usage of this substance

Improvements

Are the current controls effective

Does the MSDS suggest any controls that are not in place

Is air monitoring considered appropriate

Can the process be re-engineered

Has the use of an alternative less dangerous substance been considered

Assessment Review

This assessment should be reviewed periodically or it there are any changes in the process.

Date of next review
Assessment Completed By
Assessor Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.