ddlh wrote:"so the end user can make an appropriate assessment" Dave
The regs must mean that the end users competent person will be doing the coshh assessment.
Not the actual end user.
At first I thought you meant that all of the front line staff would have a full set of MSDS sheets, and a coshh file each.
Anyway - to answer the question, Jacks reply (the 2nd post) is still correct - neither are required.
The MSDS needs to be available (not onsite, just available)
The significant findings of the risk assessment need to be communicated (not the full risk report - just the findings)
The SSOW should be able to prove compliance that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment has been completed and communicated.
Holding lots of stuff onsite makes the verification easier - but it isn't a legal requirement.http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002 ... 677_en.pdf
page 10 and 11
12.—(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), the information, instruction and training provided under that paragraph shall include—
(a) details of the substances hazardous to health to which the employee is liable to be exposed including—
- (i) the names of those substances and the risk....
- (iii) access to any relevant safety data sheet, and
(b) the significant findings of the risk assessment;
(c) the appropriate precautions and actions .....