Assessing Chemical Risks

This section contains information to help you carry out a risk assessment associated with the main chemical hazards which fall into two categories:

  • those that may harm health and come under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH) and,
  • those that may pose a fire and/or and explosion risk and come under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

Many chemicals have both type of hazards associated with them and both should be considered together and appropriate controls implemented.