Example COSHH risk assessment - Electronics
This example risk assessment shows the kind of approach a small business might take. Use it as a guide to think through some of the hazards in your business and the steps you need to take to control the risks. Please note that it is not a generic risk assessment that you can just put your company name on and adopt wholesale without any thought. This would not satisfy the law - and would not be effective in protecting people.
Every business is different - you need to think through the hazards and controls required in your business for yourself.
|Antique electrical repair
|Date assessment made:
|Date discussed with employees:
|Whats the hazard?
|What harm, and who?
|What are you doing already?
|What improvements do you need?
|Breathing in fume from soldering and de-soldering
|May cause asthma
|Skin contact with fume
|May cause dermatitis
|On-iron extraction. When it blocks up, clean it out
|Use rosin-free solder. Build small extracted booth. Skin inspection and care products
|Breathing in mist from degreaser aerosol spray
|Irritating to skin, drowsiness
|Repairers - brief uses only
|Good general ventilation, use near extractor fan
|Get disposable nitrile gloves
|Waste materials - valves, lamps, plastic, wire, Bakelite
|Dispose to WEEE contractor for recycling
|Avoid breaking display screens and fluorescent tubes check for radioactive substances and dispose of accordingly
|Thorough examination & test - COSHH
|Test new booth
|Instruction and training
|Skin inspection training
|Ask doctor about lung function tests.
|Other hazards needing attention: flammable degreaser, radioactive paint on old instrument dials