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Safe use of hazardous substances

Safety briefing - safe use of hazardous substances

This briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage hazardous substances in the workplace.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safe Use of Hazardous Substances is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks, what can happen if such substances are not properly handled and what can be done to minimise the risk of an accident.

Hazards and risks

The briefing identifies the hazards and risks including ill health, chemical burns, damage to eyesight and creation of a flammable atmosphere.


Control measures include completing a COSHH assessment, providing staff with correct training and issuing them with personal protective equipment.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Always read the labels on containers, checking for the black and orange hazard label.
  • Follow the guidance in the manufacturer’s SDS and any COSHH assessments.
  • Always wear the appropriate personal protective clothing provided.

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