COSHH Training

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This online COSHH Training course covers all the information necessary to keep your staff safe from substances that could be potentially harmful to their health. It covers all aspects of chemical and hazardous substance safety in the workplace and is essential training across a range of industries. Our COSHH Training is IOSH Approved and CPD Accredited for your reassurance and takes just 25 minutes to complete.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Gain a better understanding of the 6 Simple Steps in controlling health & safety risks
  • Be able to identify the different types of hazard symbols
  • Gain a better understanding of the different types of hazardous substances

Covered in this course

COURSE CONTENTS

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Hazardous Substances, coming into contact with them and the effects of exposure
  2. 2 Hazard Symbols
  3. 3 6 Simple Steps
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Hazardous substances have been around as long as mankind itself, ancient Egyptians are shown in this image as part of COSHH  training
SECTION 1

Substances that are hazardous to our health have been around for as long as mankind itself and many substances can cause risks to your health and safety if you don't handle them properly. So aside from the obvious things like bleach or acid, you need to be careful of all the substances that COSHH covers. In this section, we cover a variety of hazardous substances, how to handle them and the effects of exposure.

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SECTION 2

There’s a system, known as the Globally Harmonized System, that’s been adopted worldwide for each country to base their own legislation on. This system requires manufacturers of all chemicals in every country to provide information about the health risks the substances pose, so regardless of language, we all have the same understanding of the hazards. After completing this section you'll have a solid understanding of all of the COSHH Hazard Symbols.

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SECTION 3

This section takes a look at the various ways that your organisation can reduce and control the risks to your health and safety; and what you need to do if there’s an accident or emergency - this can be done by following our 6 Simple Steps.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The HSE state that all employers must provide information, training and instruction to all staff who work with hazardous substances. This also includes cleaning staff and maintenance staff.

It is estimated that hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year, making it one of the biggest contributors to occupational deaths worldwide. By providing effective COSHH training, employers can help to ensure that everyone in the workplace is competent to carry out their work safely. Our COSHH course identifies hazardous substances, how they can be harmful, everyday storage, COSHH Risk Assessments and what they are used for.

All levels of staff and management should be able to recognise the potential hazards posed by their work, be able to take action to reduce or eliminate the risks and understand the role of personal protection in ensuring good occupational health.

Equip your staff with the knowledge needed to safely store hazardous chemicals and how to respond if they are exposed to hazardous chemicals; as well as giving them a solid understanding of the hazard symbols and the '6 simple steps'.

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Nadira Tudor, a presenter of COSHH Training

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Nadira Tudor

The importance of COSHH Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Our most popular languages

  • Italian
  • German
  • Romanian
  • French
  • Polish
  • Lithuanian

CoSHH Training certificate

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

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.

What does my certificate include?

Your COSHH Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

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Nice graphics at the start, pleasant presenter.. however.. .mostly a waste of time, our staff doesn't need to know the technical differences between fumes and vapours, they need to know what to look out for. Few people need to know what GHS stands for, rather spend time to explain why oxidising can be a danger, etc.

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Excellent informative video tutorial that give you advice how to prevent or to minimize exsposure to hazardous substances in your workplace aerea.

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An autoplay function needs to be done and there are a lot of pointless 30 second videos that are simply not needed

Why is this training important?

COMPLIANCE

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

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