COSHH Substances Information
Contractors Knowledge Base
This form should be used to build up a register of all chemicals and substances used by your company. This register provides a means of judging which substances should be used and which could be substituted for others which might be equally effective but less harmful. It also gives information necessary when formulating procedures for the safe handling and use of dangerous substances.
The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations require suppliers or manufacturers of substances to provide hazard data sheets to purchasers of their products. These sheets contain all of the information needed to complete the COSHH Substances Information Form. If hazard data sheets are not sent when the particular substance is purchased then the supplier should be approached and asked to produce them.