The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) came into force for all industry sectors in 2002 and replaced earlier COSHH regulations 1999. The Control of Substances Hazardous Regulation 2002 set down the legal requirement by an employer to protect the health of anybody likely to come into contact with hazardous substances during the course of their work.
The Regulations set out essential measures that employers have to take. Failure to comply with COSHH, in addition to exposing employees to risk, constitutes an offence and is subject to penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) is a legal requirement and the law that requires employers to control substances to prevent ill health to employees at work or within the workplace. Respiratory Health Surveillance is a programme of regular, periodic, spirometry testing that is related to the substances employees may come into contact with, in the course of their work.
Respiratory assessments help detect occupational asthma developing by detecting the early signs of the disease.
If you work with any of the following industries you may require Respiratory Health Surveillance§§
If you work with any of the following substances you will require Respiratory Health Surveillance:
UK Screening Solutions use the latest technology in Spirometry testing equipment, providing instant data during the assessment that allows the OH Nurse/Technician to explain their findings to your candidate and provide the instead results to the employer following the assessment. We can provide Spirometry assessments in one of our clinics, or by utilising our purpose built mobile medical units to visit your offices or sites. The spirometry data management system interfaces with the UK Screening Occupational Health Portal providing results that can be utilised as part of an employee’s ongoing health surveillance and allows us to make comparisons on subsequent visits to detect any early signs of any abnormal deterioration in lung function/capacity and therefore help tackle any issues before they become a more serious problem. The Spirometry assessment is quick and convenient, with minimal disruption to your workforce, with each assessment taking 15 – 20 minutes per employee.
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Our experienced team will support you in the implementation of a robust comprehensive health programme to ensure that your company complies to all Health and Safety legal obligations. We will advise your company of the latest pertinent European directives, UK Occupational Health laws and regulations.