Consumers and workers

Workers - using chemicals at work

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:

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 GOV.UK: consumer protection.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards provides useful information on product safety for businesses and consumers:

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

Updated: 2022-09-02