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

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A liquid is defined as a substance that exists at a temperature between freezing where it is a solid and boiling where it becomes a vapor or a gas. Liquids are also known as fluids in health and safety legislation and in workplaces. Many chemicals exist in liquid form, and these include paints, cleaning chemicals, bleach, pesticides, herbicides, drugs, petrol, diesel, and lastly, water-based chemicals. People can be affected by liquids in many ways, as they are fluid and they can easily contaminate other products. A liquid can quickly leak and move over to another area increasing risk. When assessing the risk of liquids pose and control measures you need to impose, you need to look at the following: Are there any special storage requirements like temperature or exposure to light? Are there any requirements or labeling or signage? Are there any risks of mixing different chemicals? Are there any fumes or gases given off by a liquid? What happens if you need to spray or pressurize a liquid? Is a the liquid flammable? Do you need to store the liquid with spillage trays or in a double skin container? And finally, when filling containers, is there a splash risk or will spray be created?