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Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

Find the latest information on our Brexit pages

Occupational use

If you use chemicals at work, you should:

Remember that other laws apply when using chemicals at work to ensure the protection of workers.  Guidance and advice on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is available here:

Some workers may be especially vulnerable, for example, young people or pregnant/breast-feeding mothers.  Additional helpful advice and guidance is available:


Advice on consumer protection is available from

Although written for manufacturers, the BIS guidance document on Product Safety for Manufacturers contains lots of useful information:

The Office of Fair Trading also provides advice on the Sale of Goods Act:

If you need more advice, you should ask your local trading standards office.

Updated: 2015-06-29