The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 are of particular importance in the construction industry where dangerous chemicals and airborne materials may damage the health of a worker if exposure is not adequately controlled. The Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment offered by the British Safety Council enables employers to identify the risks to health that harmful substances may cause and put in controls to prevent or reduce the risk of illness. Employers will learn how to employ a risk assessment for harmful chemicals and substances in their specific workplace and how to put it into practice on an everyday basis. Attendees will also learn how personal protective equipment can help to reduce the chances of illness in employees working around harmful substances. Learning how to conduct a COSHH risk assessment should be enough to prevent injury and illness, but accidents still have the potential to happen if the training is not put into practice every time there is exposure to harmful substances.
Potentially hazardous substances to control
Paint fumes, asbestos and silica components of buildings and drilling in poorly ventilated areas all carry risks to those in the construction industry. There are ways to minimise these risks by applying COSHH training and by using personal protective equipment, but if these practices are not followed every time there is a risk of exposure to a harmful substance, then ill health could be the consequence. Even clearing rubble or cutting paving stones carry risks so every member of staff in the vicinity should be provided with masks and clothing to protect the skin. Should you have evidence of negligence and you have been ill as a result of a failure to follow COSHH risk assessment training, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
How can I make a claim?
Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call to obtain some no-obligation advice from one of our expert solicitors regarding any accident, illness or injury that was someone else’s fault. Should you have photographs, witness statements or any other evidence of negligence, we may be able to win you a cash payout to help you cope with any loss of income or any unforeseen costs related to the incident. As we operate under a no win, no fee* policy, you won’t have to pay us a fee unless we go through with your claim and win. You can also take our 30-second test online to determine how successful your claim is likely to be before calling.