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Chemical Safety Resource Pack


Risk Assessments:

Guidance on Completion Chemical Agents Risk Assessment Form

Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment Form

Sample Risk Assessment:

Bleach Chemical Agents Risk Assessment

Formalin 10% Chemical Agents Risk Assessment


Chemical Safety FAQ

HSE Guideline on the Safe Handling and Use of Cytotoxic Drugs Aug 2016

Cytotoxic Fast Fact

Occupational Hygiene SAGN

Pregnant Employees FAQ

Pregnancy Assessment SAGN

Vulnerable workers and Dangerous Substances Fast Fact

Safety Alerts:

Safety Alert HP Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination

Safety Alert Change in Occupational Exposure Limit value for Formaldehyde

Sample Chemical Inventory:

Inventory Excel

Resource Pack

Chemical Safety Training:

Chemical safety training modules are available on HSELanD:

  •  Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare: Chemical Agents Hazards which must be completed by Line Managers whose employees work with or are at risk of exposure to chemicals in their department/service.
  • Chemical Safety in the Workplace: Statutory/mandatory for all employees who work with or who are at risk of exposure to chemicals. This is a 30 minute introductory course.

Medical Gas Training:

Integral valve oxygen cylinder guide (e.g. “CD” type cylinders) is available on HSELand. This guide will explain the features of BOC Healthcare's oxygen cylinders, fitted with integral valves, together with a step by step demonstration of how to safely operate a cylinder. For other gas safety training please contact your gas supplier to organise.

Health and Safety Helpdesk:

helpdesk number 2

You can log requests for all Health and Safety support, advice and information and book or cancel training on our helpdesk.


External Resources:

Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign 2018-2019

HSA: Safe Supply, Use & Management of Chemicals