The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2005 (COSHH) impose duties on the University to protect its staff and any other persons, whether at work or not, who may be affected by the hazards of the University's work involving substances hazardous to health, including biological agents.
A risk assessment must be undertaken prior to any work commencing to enable the employer to assess the risks involved and to adequately control the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health.
The Regulations also require that an assessment shall be reviewed regularly and forthwith if:
The Safety Service provides templates for both chemical based COSHH assessments and biological based COSHH assessments, the latter being termed BioCOSHH assessments. GMO risk assessments also have their own templates.
GM Microorganism Risk Assessment
GM Animal Risk Assessment
GM Plant Risk Assessment
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