To understand the important role that COSHH cupboards play in the workplace, perhaps, first of
all, it is a good idea to know exactly what COSHH is.
To give it its full name is, “Control of Substances Hazardous to Health”. It is a United
Kingdom law and was introduced in its current guise in 2002. Essentially, it stipulates that all employers
are responsible for protecting their workforce from any substances that are hazardous to health while at the
place of work.
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These substances could include anything from chemicals, fumes and dust to gases and biological agents (and more
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Although primarily associated with industrial sectors, these substances could be found in many
different kinds of employment, so the COSHH cabinets and cupboards are required in a variety of
At Direct Storage we supply these cupboards in a variety of sizes and all are specifically
designed to safely and securely store all of the items or substances that fall under the COSSH law. They are
strong and robust (made entirely from steel) and all the seams are welded for greater strength and integrity
to ensure that the risk of leakages is vastly reduced. Each shelf is designed to carry 90kg in weight and all
cabinets clearly display “Harmful and Irritant” labels.
Along with our COSHH cupboards and hazardous substances cabinets, we also stock a large array
of other storage cupboards for both specialised and standard sectors. In addition, we also stock warehouse
equipment and accessories, workbenches and equipment for schools.
Our COSHH Range of Cupboards
and COSHH Cabinets are welded and riveted in construction. Doorsare
rebated within the cupboard frame for additionalsecurity. Semi
concealed hinges are welded tothe door and riveted to the frame,
allowing easyreplacement of damaged doors. Selected doors
arereinforced with a profiled steel section for
These robust cabinets benefit from
welded seams to increase structural stability and reduce the risk of leakages. Designed to provide safe and secure
storage of chemicals, paints and hazardous substances as defined by Coshh guidelines.
Control of Substances Hazardous to
HealthRegulations apply to virtually all UK workplaces. There are mandatory
requirementsfor employers to carry
out Coshh Risk Assessments. Substanceshazardous to health are those products that are capable of causingadverse effects or disease arising out of exposure
from work activates.It is the
employers responsibility to gather information on these productsand either eradicate the risk or at least control it.
Any substance labelledas Toxic,
Irritant, Poison, Corrosive or Harmful fall within identifiablecategories defined by Coshh.