Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Training Course

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
£25 +VAT

This COSHH training course provides an understanding of hazardous substances, as outlined within the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). It will equip you with the knowledge needed to identify hazardous substances in your workplace and understand the legal requirements of COSHH.

By completing this training, you will be aware of how to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and know the different control measures that can be implemented to manage risks that hazardous substances can cause.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This COSHH training course provides suitable training for all levels of employees who work, or may come into contact with, hazardous substances in the workplace. All employees must have the necessary knowledge to be competent and do the job properly. This includes, but is not limited to, people who work in professions such as:

  • Catering and baking
  • Cleaning
  • Beauty and hairdressing
  • Engineering
  • Vehicle repair and painting
  • Welding
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Printing
  • Woodworking
  • Agriculture

If you are a cleaner, our COSHH Training for Cleaners course may be more suitable for your needs. 


Certification

CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


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Course content

ModuleDescription
1Introduction to Hazardous Substances and COSHH

What is a substance hazardous to health?, who's affected by hazardous substances at work?, what is COSHH and who has duties under it?, other duties under the COSHH regulations, the COSHH approved code of practice, where does COSHH apply?, other specific regulations for hazardous and dangerous substances, why is COSHH important?, common hazardous substances, where are hazardous substances used?, ill-health effects from hazardous substances, statistics on ill-health and hazardous substances, and benefits of COSHH.

2Ill-Health Effects from Hazardous Substances at Work

The main health effects at work, routes of entry, respiratory illnesses, occupational cancer, skin problems and diseases, occupational dermatitis, occupational asthma, biological agents, toxic or asphyxiant substances, and effects of hazardous substances to health.

3COSHH Requirements for Risk Assessment

Key definitions, legal requirements and risk assessments, what is a risk assessment?, risk assessments and COSHH, who should carry out a risk assessment?, identifying the hazards, determining who may be harmed and how, evaluating the risks and implementing controls, recording risk assessment findings, and reviewing and updating the assessment.

4Control Measures for Hazardous Substances: Part 1

Substitution and changing the process, engineering controls, safe system of work, storage, transport, handling, and use, personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE), hazard warning labelling and packaging, and safety data sheets.

5Control Measures for Hazardous Substances: Part 2

Maintenance, examinations, and testing, pre-use checks, requirements for PPE and RPE, monitoring exposure in the workplace and WELs, health surveillance, information, instruction, and training, and accidents, incidents, and emergencies.


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Aims of the course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Know how to identify hazardous substances in their workplace.
  • Understand the ill health effects that hazardous substances cause.
  • Understand COSHH legal requirements.
  • Know how a COSHH risk assessment is carried out.
  • Understand what control measures will be put in place by employers to manage the risks posed by hazardous substances.
  • Know what employees should do to follow safety procedures.
  • Understand the importance of health surveillance for employees who work with certain hazardous substances.


Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.


 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.


Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.

Does the course include a risk assessment template?

Yes. Our course has a dedicated module on how to conduct a COSHH risk assessment and also provides a blank template you can download to help you conduct the risk assessment.

Does this COSHH course include a certificate?

Yes - upon completion of your training you'll be able to download a PDF copy of your certificate immediately whilst your formal certificate will be sent by post the next working day.