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Petrol COSHH Assessment

If you employ people at a petrol filling-station or a site where petrol is stored and/or dispensed as a fuel, then you are legally obliged to undertake a petrol COSHH risk assessment.

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On the 1st October 2014 new Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 came into effect. It is essential that you are abiding by legal regulations.

Petrol COSHH Assessment

A petrol COSHH (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment involves identifying and evaluating the hazards associated with working with and dispensing petrol. To invlude but no limited to

Unleaded (95 RON)
Super Unleaded (98 RON)

COSHH Assessment for diesel

Under COSHH and DSEAR (the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) petrol must be regulated and controlled by the employer. The employer has a legal duty to ensure that both COSHH and DSEAR are being met.

The simplest way to ensure that your business is meeting COSHH and DSEAR is to undertake a petrol COSHH assessment.

COSHH Assessment for Petrol

A COSHH assessment concentrates on substances that are hazardous to health in the workplace, such as petrol. A COSHH assessment for petrol involves:

Identifying the hazards involved in using petrol including meeting DSEAR
Identifying who may be harmed and how (eg. employees, members of the public, maintenance workers)
Evaluating the risks and removing or reducing these
Recording the significant findings and providing training to employees where necessary
Reviewing the assessment regularly and especially if changes to work occurs.
In order to ensure that an adequate COSHH assessment for petrol has been conducted, a competent person is required. A competent person must have training and the necessary qualifications to carry out a COSHH assessment for petrol due to the hazardous nature of it.

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