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COSHH Training

£25.00

When working with hazardous substances it is very important to follow COSHH regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Employers are legally required to comply with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2002 and the 2004 amendment, ensuring employees complete our online COSHH course is one way of doing this.

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Course Overview

Format

  • Intermediate
  • 1 Study Hour
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate

Accreditation

  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

The COSHH training course allows learners to be able to work with hazardous substances safely and effectively in a way that is appropriate to their work. Employees will understand the risks associated with dangerous substances, and the precautions they can take to ensure their safety.

COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. This comprehensive set of regulations requires employers to limit and control exposure to hazardous substances. Thousands of people working in industries ranging from cleaning to agriculture fall ill every year as a result of working with hazardous substances. This can include contracting types of cancer, skin diseases such as dermatitis, or lung diseases including asthma.

By completing this COSHH training course, learners will be able to work with hazardous substances safely and effectively in a way that is appropriate to their work. Employees will understand the risks associated with dangerous substances, and the precautions they can take to ensure their safety.

This training material will provide learners with the facts about the COSHH legislation and how important it is for businesses to ensure employee safety. Learners will recognise the responsibilities of employees and employers when it comes to COSHH regulations, and learners will also be able to identify harmful substances in the workplace and their effects.

This COSHH training online course was previously known as An Overview of COSHH.

COSHH Legislation and Regulations

Employers are legally obligated to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002 and the 2004 amendment.

Any business that uses substances that can be hazardous to health is obligated to control the risk of exposure to employees. This is partly a responsibility given by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, but also The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, which more specifically cover dealing with harmful substances in the workplace.

Regulation EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits contains documentation that explains the legally defined exposure limits for 31 common and dangerous substances. COSHH is therefore a law and a framework for processes that help ensure that the risk of hazardous substances causing harm to people is reduced.

Such hazardous substances can include the following;

  • Biological agents
  • Chemicals
  • Dusts
  • Fumes
  • Gases
  • Microorganisms
  • Mists
  • Vapours

Why take this COSHH training course?

By completing this COSHH training course, learners will be able to work with hazardous substances safely and effectively in a way that is appropriate to their work. Employees will understand the risks associated with dangerous substances, and the precautions they can take to ensure their safety.

The training material in this course will provide learners with the facts about COSHH legislation and how important it is for businesses to ensure employee safety and insight on how to maintain their safety.

On completion of this COSHH course learners will also be able to recognise the responsibilities of employees and employers when it comes to COSHH regulations, and learners will also be able to identify harmful substances in the workplace and the effects it can have on them.

What does this COSHH training course cover?

COSHH compliance is essential for businesses and employees need to know exactly what kind of substances they are working with how to do it safely.

Module What it includes
Introduction to COSHH This introduction to the course explains the importance of COSHH, what it stands for and the laws relating to it.
Prosecutions and the Effects of Hazardous Substances Not complying with COSHH regulations can not only be costly for employee health but also for the workplace financially, this section of the course looks at examples of organisations who didn’t follow recommendations. It also explains where hazardous substances can be found and the effects of them.
Identifying the Symbols How do you know if COSHH is relevant to your workplace? This module explains how to identify hazardous symbols with interactive challenges.
Safety Data Sheets Safety data sheets are a legal requirement, here we explain what they are, what they do and how they should be used.
The Eight Steps to COSHH Compliance The last part of the course looks at each of the eight steps to COSHH Compliance with detailed overviews of each step including links to valuable resources and other content.

Who Should take COSHH training?

This COSHH training course is suitable for anyone who works or comes into contact with hazardous substances or materials in the workplace. Those professions which should undertake COSHH training include:

  • Agriculture
  • Beauty and hairdressing
  • Builders
  • Catering and baking
  • Cleaning staff
  • Decorators
  • Engineers
  • Farmers
  • Mechanics
  • Offshore oil and gas workers
  • Painters
  • Printing
  • Vehicle repair and painting
  • Welding
  • Woodworking

E-learning content

  • What does COSHH stand for?
  • Why bother with COSHH?
  • Where hazardous substances can be found
  • Effects of hazardous substances
  • Which substances are classed as hazardous under COSHH?
  • Examples of harmful substances at work
  • Is COSHH relevant?
  • Identifying the symbols
  • Safety data sheets
  • The eight steps of COSHH regulations
  • Which substances are classed as hazardous under COSHH?

Training outcomes

  • Learners will understand what COSHH stands for any why it is important
  • Learners will understand where hazardous substances may be found
  • Learners will understand the effects that dangerous substances can have on their health
  • Learners will be able to identify danger warning symbols
  • Learners will know how to assess risks and ensure control measures are used and maintained
  • Learners will know how to carry out appropriate health surveillance

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration

Approximately one hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who works in an environment where they need to know about Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this COSHH training course. The material is appropriate for all levels, however the estimated level of audience knowledge is intermediate.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital COSHH certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

You will learn

  • What COSHH stands for and why it is important
  • Where hazardous substances may be found
  • Understand the effects that dangerous substances can have on their health
  • Identify danger warning symbols
  • Assess risks and ensure control measures are used and maintained
  • How to carry out appropriate health surveillance

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone who works or comes into contact with hazardous substances or materials in the workplace

Legislation

Legislation covered in this course includes:

Employers are legally obligated to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002 and the 2004 amendment, and providing COSHH training will greatly reduce the risk of incidents occurring. This training course will help you comply with current legislation by giving you key information on how to handle chemicals safely and how to implement safety procedures into your workplace.

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