Employers are responsible for protecting the health of their workforce by effectively assessing and controlling any exposure to hazardous substances. To do this, they must comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, also known as the COSHH regulation.

Uncontrolled exposure to hazardous substances can result in employees suffering from long term lung diseases such as occupational asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer, as well as skin conditions including non-melanoma skin cancers and dermatitis.

COSHH assessment

Element’s qualified and highly experienced team of occupational hygienists specialize in delivering a range of COSHH assessment and advisory services to help you to make certain that you comply with all of the relevant COSHH regulations such as our quantitative face fit testing services. These range from hazardous substance compliance gap analysis audits through to assisting in undertaking risk assessments, workplace air monitoring, training, and providing practical control advice.

Our team, all of whom are members of the British Occupational Hygiene Society, operate throughout the UK and Ireland and can help you to successfully develop and deliver your COSHH assessment, management, and compliance program.

Element offers work tests and assessments to help ensure you are compliant with regulations in the workplace.

If you have any questions about our COSHH assessment services, please contact an expert today.


The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations are comprised of the following:

  • Regulation 6 - COSHH risk assessment
    Regulation 7 - Control of exposure
    Regulation 8 - Use of control measures
    Regulation 9 - Maintenance, examination, and testing of control measures
    Regulation 10 - Monitoring of exposure
    Regulation 11 - Health surveillance
    Regulation 12 - Information, instruction, and training
    Regulation 13 - Arrangements to deal with accidents, incidents, and emergencies

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