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Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health Awareness Course

Duration: 3 hrs

Who should attend?
Anyone who has to work with, or may come into contact with substances hazardous to health.
Please note this course does not replace on the job training for specific hazards and controls that may be required.

  • Introduction to COSHH - what is a hazardous substance and where are hazardous substances found? Routes of entry, ill-health and other effects and chemical labelling.
  • Legal Framework -benefits of COSHH regulations, the different laws for specific substances and employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Risk Assessment and Control Measures - complying with COSHH regulations., COSHH risk assessments, risk prevention, control measures hierarchy, work exposure limits, personal protective equipment, health surveillance, instruction and training. Practical exercise in COSHH assessment completion.
  • Types of Hazardous Substance - reducing and eliminating risks from flammable, explosive and asthma-causing substances, asbestos and lead and emergency procedures
Course objectives:
By the end of the session the delegates will be able to:
  • Explain what is meant by “substance hazardous to health” and give some examples
  • Explain how they cause ill health and injury with examples
  • State different ways hazardous substances may be identified
  • State principles of control for hazardous substances and some practical examples
  • Explain the necessity of COSHH assessments and their value to employees
  • Explain the main provisions of the “Control of Substances Hazardous to Health” 2002 and the duties placed upon employers and employees
  • Demonstrate how to complete a COSHH assessment
Course Length
Half day
£65 +vat
Multi-choice Assessment

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  • 04/02/2021 £65