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

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Clean up procedures

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Guidelines for Handling Chemical Spills

Importance of Proper Treatment

Minor chemical spills must be treated correctly to avoid injury or damage.

Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You must ensure PPE is worn regardless of the spillage size.

Following Procedures

Ensure you follow your company's policies and the manufacturer's recommendations to execute the correct procedures for cleaning up the spill.

Cleaning Up Safely

  • Prevent the spread of dust and vapours.
  • Neutralize acids and bases if possible.
  • Control the spread of the liquid.
  • Collect and contain the clean-up residues.
  • Dispose of waste correctly.
  • Decontaminate the area and equipment used.

Availability of Clean-Up Kits

Clean-up kits should be readily available with sufficient products and tools to deal with any potential spill.

Kit Selection and Maintenance

Assess hazards and select appropriate kits for potential risks. Ensure clean-up kits are checked and always fit for purpose.


In many workplaces, spills must be recorded. Consult your manager regarding spill record-keeping procedures at your workplace.