Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH Level 2 (VTQ)

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Clean up procedures

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Minor chemical spills have to be treated correctly to avoid injury or damage. You must ensure PPE is worn no matter how small the spillage is. Make sure you follow your company's policies and the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure that the correct procedures are carried out to clean up the spill without using products or systems that could make it worse. When cleaning up, you must try and prevent the spread of dust and vapours. Neutralize acids and bases if you can, control the spread of the liquid, collect and contain the clean-up residues and dispose of the waste correctly and decontaminate the area as well as the equipment used. Clean-up kits should be available. You should ensure that you have sufficient products and tools easily to hand to deal with any possible spill. Look at the hazards and select the correct kits for the hazards you could face. You must make sure that clean-up kits are checked and are always fit for purpose. Finally, in many workplaces, spills must be recorded. Ask your manager if spill records are to be kept at your workplace.