levels of the service are available, we can
provide a web presence that will follow a
standard format but will nonetheless carry your
own name and logo and be fully recognised as belonging
to you. If you prefer, we can totally customise
your new site - to match your own corporate
style. Little or no involvement is needed with
your existing website or IT infrastructure.
Environmental Science will manage the whole
thing - for one inclusive price - including
providing domain name registration and a
reliable service provider to host your SID
find out more call
O1354 653222 or e-mail us at the address below
Please note: Rather than blithely use the information provided by the supplier or manufacturer on an SDS, the employer or recipient should be able to demonstrate that he/she has taken due diligence in checking the quality and accuracy of the SDS prior to using any data contained in them for COSHH Risk Assessments.
Environmental Science is one of only a few organisations that is able to provide a low-cost service to examine the SDS in-depth. Moreover, COSHH assessments cannot be undertaken by simply populating a form with data, it requires significant expertise that we at ESL can provide.
each material or substance identified by its own Safety Data
Sheet, ESL will undertake to provide a full check service
for each data sheet together with the supply of a COSHH
assessment record and FREE WASP sheet.
Once you have supplied us
with each SDS to be checked and have given us the
information we need to write your COSHH assessment record
sheet, we'll return a Document Set for each
Each Document Set is composed
fully checked safety data sheet (SDS)
together with with its ESL compliance report
COSHH assessment record sheet, similar to the
COSHH Essentials methodology developed
by the HSE
FREE WASP sheet.
each for 100 - 249
each for 250 - 499
each for 500 - 999
don't hesitate to call
us if you should have
more than 1000 data
sheets; we'd be happy to
negotiate pricing on
delivery 2 - 4 months on
500 sets depending on
our current load.
However, a special
faster delivery is also
possible but once again
this depends on our
loading at the time of
order so please do
Full Data Sheet
The Data Sheet Review
provides a fast and low cost way by which companies can
determine the status of their safety data sheets and decide
whether additional information, or even, re-drafting is
The checks we carry out are comprehensive. We determine
whether the materials concerned falls within the scope of
the UK and European Regulations and if so the safety data
sheet will be assessed against the PRINCIPAL requirements
for CHIP/CLP compliance. The results will be presented as
report confirming compliance or indicating why the safety
data sheet does not comply.
Supply and Transport
Every customer is encouraged, if possible, to supply details
of hazardous constituents with percentages, quantity likely
to be supplied, likely use and as much physical, chemical,
toxicological and ecological data as possible.
substances or mixtures are then classified in accordance
with the appropriate legal requirements by ESL’s
experienced chemists, scientists and other professionals.
Sheets are checked for legislative compliance and with the REACH Safety Data Sheet format:
a substance, whether the classification
complies with either that contained in Table
3.1 and Table 3.2 of CLP or the
toxicological and ecotoxicological data that
are quoted on the Safety Data Sheet.
a mixture, whether the information about the
composition complies with CHIP or CLP and,
if so, whether the classification has been
the substance or substances in a mixture
have a reported Occupational Exposure Limit,
e.g. WEL in EH40, and, if so, whether it
appears correctly on the Safety Data Sheet.
the labelling information is correct.
the information in the transport section is
consistent with other information provided
in the Safety Data Sheet.
For more information
on Data Sheet Checks click
COSHH assessment is concerned with any process involving
hazardous chemicals in which anyone involved with the
process could be exposed to the hazards.We can
write a valid and
useful COSHH report for you by assisting you with the
this we need certain information about the properties of
materials and the process in which they are used.
The process may be
simple or complex and may involve only a single hazardous
material or many. For example a single chemical might be
used in a polishing or cleaning process, or a more complex
process might involve adding different chemicals (perhaps
solids and liquids) to a reactor in very different
quantities and perhaps at different times and temperatures.
It is important when performing an assessment to determine
what exposure is involved with each chemical.
with different chemicals being added to a process at
different stages there could, for example, be exposure to one
or more liquids added to a process in significant
quantities but over a short time period and exposure to a
solid being added in small quantities but over an extended
In some cases it may be necessary to break a complex process
down into sub processes which can be individually assessed.
Volatility of Materials
The likelihood of inhaling a
liquid hazardous chemical depends on how easily it can get
into the air - which is determined by such things as how
much vapour it produces. In a COSHH assessment this will be
determined from the maximum process temperature involving
the liquid in question, and either its boiling point or its
vapour pressure at a particular reference temperature.
Note too solids can have an appreciable vapour pressure and exposure by
inhalation is more likely to be relevant than say, exposure to dust.
The COSHH Results Sheet
The result sheet provides the following information:
The name of the process which was assessed as entered by the user.
A list of the materials identified as being used in the process together with, for each material, the applicable Risk Phrase numbers and the data entered for that material such as quantity used etc.
Materials are listed in descending order of the contribution which each material makes to the exposure risks and therefore to the scale of the measures needed to control the risks.
The nature of the control measures indicated. This follows the HSE COSHH Essentials terminology, i.e. General
Ventilation, Engineering Control and Containment
number(s) of the HSE COSHH Essentials ‘Control guidance sheets’ which from the information entered are the most relevant to the circumstances of the process. These sheets give advice on appropriate control measures ranging from general to more specific advice.
For electronic copies of the COSHH report
these sheets are available through embedded
Administrative details of the assessment, date, reference etc.
This would also include details of the control measures implemented, the PPE provided, a date for review of the assessment (which can be flagged by
us if needed), and any other information about the assessment which the user may consider relevant.