Chemical Safety Information

Many chemicals which are in common use have safety and/or health hazards associated with them. Some are highly flammable however, forethought and careful working can minimise these hazards. The links below lead to guidance and information that will assist with the management of work involving chemicals:


Health & Safety Notes

  • COSHH 2002 Booklet
  • COSHH Principles of Control
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Summary
  • Dealing with Chemical Spillages
  • Drug Precursors
  • Gas Cylinder Piped Systems
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Perchloric Acid Hazards
  • Safe Use of Nano-Materials
  • Storage of Chemicals
  • Waste Guidance



  • COSHH Guidance 2002
  • COSHH Guidance 2010
  • Working with Nanomaterials Safety Guidance
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 Guidance Booklet
  • Chemical Emergencies: Tips for avoidance, preparation and management
  • Guidance on F-gases & University equipment (Guidance for Departments on the Regulation of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases


COSHH and DSEAR Risk Assessment Forms