COSHH Regulations

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002

The COSHH Regulations of 2002 are applicable to all businesses which operate and maintain Local Exhaust Ventilation Plants (LEV). A LEV extraction system removes harmful substances from a working environment thus preventing employees from developing associated respiratory and dermatological diseases. The Control of Substances statutory plant regulations demand that employers monitor and control any substances which are deemed detrimental to health. COSHH functions as part of the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations, or MHSW.

Adhering to COSHH helps keep your working environment safe. Hazardous materials include, but are not limited to:







A thorough COSHH examination will assess the effectiveness of your LEV Extraction systems, working to keep your employees safe from materials or substances which could cause them harm. This means checking that your premises functions within the regulated Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL), as outlined by statutory plant regulations. Neglecting COSHH requirements can cause genuine harm to employees and can leave businesses liable. The inspections must be carried out at the correct frequencies in order to protect your workers from harm and your business from legal ramifications.

Our engineers will perform COSHH examinations to determine the level of risk that your processes could be posing to your workers’ health. This allows us to identify any hazards and assess the level of risk involved. At PSI we have over 30 years of experience in the field of plant inspections. We know and understand the requirements of the COSHH regulations and offer a professional and fair service. As a result, businesses repeatedly turn to us for their plant inspection needs.

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