Covered in this course

The COSHH Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Hazardous Substances, coming into contact with them and the effects of exposure

Substances that are hazardous to our health have been around for as long as mankind itself, and although not all of them appear to be hazardous, many substances can cause risks to your health and safety if you don't handle them properly. So aside from the obvious things like a bottle of 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.

Hazardous substances have been around as long as mankind itself, ancient Egyptians are shown in this image as part of COSHH  training

2) Hazard Symbols

There’s a system, known as the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS, 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 certain information about the health risks the substances pose - and it uses symbols to explain the dangers - so no matter what language we speak, 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.

A group of warning signs for COSHH training

3) 6 Simple Steps

There are many things that you can do to protect yourself when it comes to hazardous substances.

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.

A diagram showing hazards and risks in an office environement for COSHH training

COSHH Certificate

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 Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

CoSHH (v2) Training Certificate

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4.33 out of 5
Very informative and clear.

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Rejiged what I had gone through some yea

A very informative course, the video had clear explanations and reminder points

A good refresher course

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Why are we forced to watch every slide?

Do not have time to waste being forced to watch every clip in your training videos. OK so you spent a lot of time producing these, doesn't mean we shouldn't have the right to skip

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Very boring and monotone delivery

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it’s a really helpful program

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Simple and effective

Great training programme which sets out what needs to be done in simple terms and easy to follow.

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Legislation relating to COSHH

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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

COSHH training also falls under the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015. You can view the iHASCO CDM guide here.