Coshh (Health & Safety)
What is Coshh/Health & Safety
(COSHH), known as the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, are intended to protect people from ill health caused by exposure to hazardous substances.
WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE ?
There are many hazardous substances which are covered by the COSHH Regulations, these can range from cleaning fluids just like the type kept under the sink to agricultural and industrial chemicals. Pestrangers pest control adheres to the COSHH Regulations in respect of all chemicals used within the pest control industry. The hazardous substances used in the pest control industry are generally Insecticides and Rodenticides.
OUR COSHH STATEMENT
Pestrangers are required by law to follow a strict code of conduct that has been set out by the COSHH Regulations 2002 and are responsible for ensuring that;- Pestrangers hold safety data sheets on all products used.
Pestrangers assess the need to use a pesticide and how risks will be controlled.
Pestrangers keeps a record of initial risk assessments of pest control work carried out on our customers premises.
We keep records of the actual work carried out including which product was used, who did the treatment, which areas were treated, what PPE was used and how much product was applied. This information is contained in a Customer File which is left on site.
The company has a written record of pesticide stocks at our store and a method of updating.
We maintain records of personal protective equipment (PPE), which we check regularly and log renewal dates.
Pestrangers keep a record of training and certificates given to all employees.
The company gives an indication to the manager at customer's premises of products used in treatments and leave a telephone number for contact in case of emergency.
Pestrangers Pest Control Ltd cic carry out regular reviews of the COSHH Regulations 2002 and ensures all our documentation is current.