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Using your substances and complying with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

Often what you need to do to comply with the Regulations will depend on what and how much of each hazardous substance you have on site. The hazardous substances toolbox has been created to help you work safely with hazardous substances and to increase compliance with the Regulations. The Toolbox includes information on how to comply with key rules (controls), such as when you need a compliance certificate, signs and an emergency response plan.

The hazardous substances calculator can help you work out which key controls you need in your workplace.

Easy ways to reduce your compliance requirements (and costs) are to eliminate substances you no longer use, replace very hazardous substances with safer alternatives, and reduce the amount of substances you’re keeping on site.