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Service and retail

This series of information sheets will help those working in the service and retail industry to comply with their duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) to control exposure to hazardous substances and protect workers' health.

Service and retail [SR]

SR0: Advice for managers

  • Advice for managersThis information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers' health.

SR1: Cleaning and disinfection using a low-pressure washer

Cleaning and disinfection using a low-pressure washerThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR2: Diluting concentrates

Diluting concentratesThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR3: Fogging and misting using space sprayers

Fogging and misting using space sprayersThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR4: Manual cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

Manual cleaning and disinfecting surfacesThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR5: Dry cleaning using chlorinated solvent

Dry cleaning using chlorinated solvent The sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR6: Dry cleaning – spot cleaning

Dry cleaning – spot cleaningThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR7: Ready-for-use insecticide sprays and dusts

Ready-for-use insecticide sprays and dustsThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR8: Eradicating vermin (rats, etc)

Eradicating vermin (rats, etc)The sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR9: Water treatments – concentrates and treated water

Water treatments – concentrates and treated waterThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR10: Embalming with formaldehyde solutions (formalin)

Embalming with formaldehyde solutions (formalin)The sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR11: Hairdressing

HairdressingThis sheet describes good practice. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR12: Electrolysis, piercing, tattooing and micro-pigmentation

Electrolysis, piercing, tattooing and micro-pigmentationIt covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR13: Nail bars

Nail barsThis sheet describes good practice using extraction to control nuisance odours and dusts. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR14: Vehicle exhaust fumes (in warehouses, garages, COSHH essentials etc)

Vehicle exhaust fumes (in warehouses, garages, COSHH essentials etc)This sheet describes good practice using gas scavenging of fumes from stationary vehicles. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR15: Exhaust fumes from moving vehicles

Exhaust fumes from moving vehiclesThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR16: Work involving motor vehicle fuel (diesel, COSHH essentials petrol and LPG)

Work involving motor vehicle fuel (diesel, COSHH essentials petrol and LPG)This sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR17: Valeting etc with solvent-based products

Valeting etc with solvent-based productsThis sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR18: Charging batteries for electrically powered COSHH essentials vehicles

Charging batteries for electrically powered COSHH essentials vehiclesThis sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR19: Work with lubricants and waste oil

Work with lubricants and waste oilThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR20: Soldering – fume from rosin-cored solder

Soldering – fume from rosin-cored solderThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR21: Dust from abrasive wheels

Dust from abrasive wheelsThis sheet describes good practice using dust extraction for fixed abrasive wheels. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR22: Vapour from solventbased adhesives (small scale work)

Vapour from solventbased adhesives(small scale work)The sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR23: Degreasing with solvents (low volatility, small scale work)

Degreasing with solvents (low volatility, small scale work)This sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR24: Storing chemical products (small scale)

Storing chemical products (small scale)This sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR25: Smokes and fogs in nightclubs and small venues

Smokes and fogs in nightclubs and small venues The sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR26: Working with flowers, fruit and vegetables

Working with flowers, fruit and vegetablesThe sheet is part of HSE guidance COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. It describes the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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SR27: Controlling cooking fumes

Controlling cooking fumesThis sheet describes good practice using fume extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

SR28: Stripping alloy wheels etc with dichloromethanebased fluids

Stripping alloy wheels etc with dichloromethane based fluids (DCM)

This sheet is currently unavailable while HSE updates the content. Useful information on controlling exposure to DCM fumes can be found in Health risks during furniture stripping using dichloromethane.

Please note, DCM stripping should only be carried out by professionally trained people. For further information on these restrictions please see the REACH site.

2020-07-06