Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete the course in just over 20 minutes online
- CPD & IOSH approved
- Show commitment to complying with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (CoSHH) Legislation
- Suitable for all employees - staff and managers
- Identify hazardous substances as well as their warning labels, and learn appropriate protection measures
- Cost effective training with bulk discounts available
- Free trials and demo also available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
COSHH Training Course Contents
1. Hazardous Substances
In this section we look at what constitutes a hazardous substance, whose responsibility it is to manage CoSHH safety and the importance of understanding the risks, protecting yourself and limiting your exposure.
2. Warning Symbols
There is a standard system for labelling and classifying chemicals and hazardous substances and in this section, we look at the different symbols which are used to show the different levels of danger.
3. Hazards and Risks
There are many different types of chemicals and substances and they can each affect you in different ways. They can cause pollution and damage the environment too (See our Environmental Awareness Training for more information).
In this section, we look at how you find out what the dangers are, the information that should be available to you and how important it is that you read the information provided when you use, transport, store or dispose of hazardous substances.
Learning from accidents and near misses helps to lower the chances of them happening again, which is why reporting incidents and recording all the details are so important.
In this section we are looking at recording incidents, monitoring health hazards, using personal protective equipment and control equipment; and finally, we cover a worst-case scenario and look at what to do in an emergency if there is a chemical spill or release.
Test & Certificate
This COSHH Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to CoSHH
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 places duties on employers to protect employees (and anyone else who comes into the workplace) from the hazards of substances used in that work environment. It requires that potential risk must be assessed; any potential exposure controlled; procedures must be put in place to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies; and finally, that information, instruction and training must be supplied for persons who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health.
Section 12: INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION and TRAINING stipulates that every employee should be aware of:
(a) details of the substances hazardous to health to which the employee is liable to be exposed
(b) the significant findings of any risk assessments conducted;
(c) the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other employees at the workplace;
(d) the results of any monitoring of exposure and, in particular, in the case of a substance hazardous to health for which a maximum exposure limit has been approved, the employee or his representatives shall be informed forthwith if the results of such monitoring show that the maximum exposure limit has been exceeded;
(e) the collective results of any health surveillance undertaken in a form calculated to prevent those results from being identified as relating to a particular person...
Every employer who undertakes work which is liable to expose an employee to a substance hazardous to health shall provide that employee with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.
Section 13: ARRANGEMENTS to deal with ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS and EMERGENCIES says that in order to protect the health of his employees from an accident, incident or emergency related to the presence of a substance hazardous to health at the workplace, the employer shall ensure that:
(a) procedures including the provision of appropriate first-aid facilities and relevant safety drills have been prepared which can be put into effect when such an event occurs;
(b) information on emergency arrangements
(c) suitable warning and other communication systems are established to enable an appropriate response