- Do a risk assessment and apply appropriate control and measures
- Where risks from the work cannot be completely controlled, you will need to check the type of exposure and to implement one of the following types of HS*
- Type of exposure
- Special high-hazard exposures to asbestos, lead, ionising radiation, also work in compressed air.
- Any of the hazardous substances associated with particular processes listed in COSHH** Schedule 6.
- Other exposures for which there are specific pieces of legislation requiring health surveillance at particular exposure levels (eg noise, hand-arm vibration, etc).
- Exposure to particular substances (eg isocyanate exposure), when certain criteria are met.
- Exposure to particular substances where residual risk remains, and when certain criteria are met.
- Suspect potential for adverse health effects from residual exposure, as yet unproven.
- Type of health surveillance
- Specific legal requirements for employers can be found in the relevant regulations. Statutory medical surveillance should be undertaken by HSE-appointed doctors.
- See the COSHH Regulations for details. Statutory medical surveillance should be undertaken by HSE-appointed doctors.
- Health surveillance should be undertaken, according to guidance in the relevant regulations. This should be done periodically by a competent person(s).
- Health surveillance under COSHH regulation 11. Guidance to the Regulations will detail what should be done. This should be undertaken periodically by a competent person(s).
- Health surveillance, as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, which may provide guidance for doing so. This should be done periodically by a competent person(s).
- Health monitoring may be appropriate as good practise but this is NOT usually a legal requirement.
* Health surveillance
** Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002