This accredited qualification is aimed at those who work in an environment where coming into contact with such substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.
This is the course for those who require a wider knowledge base in health and safety awareness. It is designed to meet the Health and Safety regulations giving staff a greater ability to handle their responsibilities.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health or COSHH regulations apply to any substance that could cause injury or illness to someone and covers most workplaces. If you are dealing with chemicals, even paints and toilet cleaning chemicals or creating anything that could damage someone you are responsible for COSHH.
1 Understand the importance of COSHH risk assessments
1.1 Outline the reasons for conducting COSHH risk assessments
1.2 Outline the main legislation relating to COSHH risk assessments
2 Know the main types of hazardous substances and how they may cause harm
2.1 Describe different forms of hazardous substances
2.2 Classify different hazardous substances
2.3 Describe the ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body and the harm they can cause
3 Understand the principles of controlling the risks from hazardous substances
3.1 Describe the factors to be considered when assessing the risks from exposure to hazardous substances
3.2 Describe the hierarchy of controls in relation to the control of hazardous substances
4 Understand how a COSHH risk assessment is undertaken
4.1 Describe the stages of a COSHH risk assessment
4.2 Outline the circumstances in which a COSHH risk assessment should be reviewed