By law, employers have to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health.
We are responsible for the enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated legislation in over 5,000 service and leisure premises throughout Brent. These premises include offices, shops, warehouses, consumer services and entertainment venues where hazardous substances may be used or stored.
As an employer you have to protect employees and others who may be exposed under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.
If employers fail to adequately control such substances, and people become ill as a result, it may mean:
- lost productivity to your business
- possible enforcement action and prosecution
- civil claims from your employees.