Hydrochloric Acid Risk Assessment

If your employees are using hydrochloric acid in the workplace then as an employer you have a legal obligation to conduct a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessment.

We can provide you with specialist consultants who will ensure that any hydrochloric acid use in your workplace is compliant with COSHH regulations.

Under COSHH and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, all UK employers or self-employed persons have a legal duty to conduct a COSHH risk assessment at their place of work. This is to identify any hazardous substances that may put your employees at risk.

Hydrochloric acid is a common hazardous substance used in the workplace. However, if handled incorrectly and without the necessary precautions, employees could be exposed to toxic inhalation or ingestion, corrosive skin contact and dermal or ocular exposure. In these worst case scenarios the employer would be held liable for negligence.

It is essential that your workplace has a hydrochloric acid risk assessment if your workers are handling hydrochloric acid. We can provide you with expert COSHH consultants to ensure you are fully compliant with relevant health and safety regulations.

Risk assessment of hydrochloric acid

A COSHH assessment will identify if your business is using hydrochloric acid and will include the following:

  • Identifying the substances harmful to health (including hydrochloric acid)
  • Identifying who is at risk from the hazardous substances
  • Evaluating the risk and implementing any necessary precautions to reduce/remove the risk
  • Recording significant findings, informing employees and issuing training where necessary
  • Reviewing and regularly updating the COSHH risk assessment.

In order to ensure that a COSHH assessment is completed to a suitable and sufficient level, a competent person is required. A competent person will have experience and expert knowledge of handling dangerous substances like hydrochloric acid and will be able to implement necessary measures to protect the safety and welfare of your employees.

We can provide you with a comprehensive and robust hydrochloric acid COSHH risk assessment, providing you with the full coverage you need.

Our NEBOSH-accredited specialists are capable of working efficiently across a range of businesses nationwide to ensure that your health and safety requirements are being met.

Call us today to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable customer care team who will be able to give you advice and information on your needs.

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