Example COSHH risk assessment - Workshop
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.
Company name: Picture frames and mounts
|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 and skin contact with mounting spray
|Flammable, irritating to eyes, skin and
|Framer - short bursts from spray can
|Used on table near extractor fan (turned on) avoid spraying on self
|Breathing in and skin contact with softwood dust
|Asthma and dermatitis in woodworkers
|Framer hand-sawing in mitre jig, sanding
|Vacuum up at end of work day
|Fixing frames (super-glue) - skin contact, fumes
|Irritating vapours, skin sensitisation, skin bonding
|Framer, assembling frame
|Used on table near extractor fan (turned on). Good washing facilities
|Get disposable vinyl gloves
|Thorough examination & test - COSHH
|Instruction and training
|Warn about skin contact
|Use asthma questionnaire.
|Other hazards needing attention: fire practice