Hazardous Substances

The COSHH Regulations apply to a wide range of substances which have the potential to cause harm to health if they are ingested, inhaled, or are absorbed by, or come into contact with, the skin, or other body membranes. However, ill-health caused by hazardous substances is preventable if used properly and appropriate controls are in place.

COSHH Procedure

The University Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Procedure‌ outlines the requirements of the Regulations and the procedure in place to ensure that the risks associated with hazardous substances are appropriately assessed and managed to prevent exposure to hazardous substances through the activities of the University.

As detailed in the COSHH procedure, please find the following additional information:

COSHH Assessment

The University COSHH Assessment Template should be used when carrying out COSHH assessments.

Guidance on completion of the form is available via the following link (to be developed)

A step by step guide to carrying out COSHH assessments can be downloaded from the Health and Safety website.

Staff and Postgraduate students in Schools and the Schools Professional Services should email the SPS COSHH Assessment Teams for assistance and advice in completing their COSHH Risk Assessments.


Workplace Exposure Limits

Will be published shortly.

Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations

Will be published shortly.