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Hi there

I just wonder if anyone has a list of the things they have to have a Coshh form on. I know all the cleaning equipment needs one, but what about things like shaving foam, cornflower, cooking ingredients, clay or playdough?

 

Also, we have been told that we need a whistle blowing policy. Can anyone give me any ideas on what this is and an example policy please! :o

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As far as I'm aware coshh only needs to cover things that are harmful so if I child needs medical attention the medics know what was in them.

 

As for a whistle blowers policy this is in our child protection policy and some in confidentiality as this is when a member of staff is aware of bad practice etc by another rmember and wishes to inform on them confidentially.

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I think I am right in saying that the ones you need to detail are those that are deemed hazardous and have one of those square orange symbols on. I am sure if I'm wrong someone will be quick to correct me!

 

As for a Whistleblowing Policy this was one I had at playgroup. I worked in Scotland so you need to be aware that you would need to make changes to it for this reason. :o

 

WHISTLEBLOWING_POLICY.doc

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I can answer this have just been on a health and safety course.

 

If you buy anything from the consortium they will automatically send you a sheet with info such as if it gets on the skin what to do and what to do if swallowed etc

 

now the good bit which i did not know is other products such as tesco loo cleaner which we use they said you could ask at customer service and they should be able to provide the cosh report for you but even better there is a website

 

www.detergentinfo.com

 

all you do is put in the bar code of the product it then tells you the ingrediants then for more info you email them and they sent me the cosh report with a few days.

 

brilliant

 

hope this helps

 

guess what i am doing half term

 

angela worrell

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Thats brillant, thanks so much. I'm hoping to get on a Health and Safety course in the summer term, its been imposible to get on before. I always apply as soon as I get the training news but theres never any spaces :o

I'm going to be busy half term too! Need a proper week off when I dont do any playgroup work!!

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Cait I do understand how you feel, but I work on the premise of 'better be safe than sorry'. We have SEN children who can and do eat the oddest things, including Pritt Sticks! If we have the Coshh sheet for all the materials not just the ones with an orange triangle warning, then we know if we need to seek urgent medical attention!

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Well absolutely, it was just a 'what is the world coming to' type of bleat! You would hope (hmm) that the manufacturers of pritt sticks and crayola crayons would be well aware of the edibleness of their products!

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Hello

I am after advice. I have just completed COSHH forms for disinfectant, antibacterial spray, hand gel,washing up liquid and this seemed straight forward with the safety data sheets from products, however I am trying to do COSHH sheets on bodily fluids, blood, vomit, upset tummys and urine and I am totally stuck, anybody willing to share or point me in the right direction. The thing I am most stuck on is Emergency procedures on Infections, dermatitis.

Any help will be appreciated

Many thanks

Lynne

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yes i totally agree, we have very little storage and I know these are all common sense but when you write them you feel as if you may be doing things wrong but I know we are not but want to make sure.

Think I am over thinking this and Yes these are all in policies but I feel I need these written down just incase. the only thing I am stuck on is Emergency procedures like if an adult gets bodily fluids in mouth maybe from splashes or through a cut (just say gloves had broken whilst doing this) etc do they need to go and get checked out at Hospital or Dr , common sense says not but legally should it be yes. cant find a lot on this I have visited the HSE website and they don't give this info

Many thanks for you help so far, however I would still like more opinions

Lynne

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And aren't some of those coshh sheets daft...had one turn up one day, 5 pages, flicking through it thinking I hadn't ordered anything that I was expecting one for, turned out it was for the blu tack ...use protective eye wear, yeah right :/

Can you imagine that one?

 

Doctors in hospital: yeah, she lost an eye, all because she forgot to use her protective eyewear whilst putting up that display.

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