COSHH for Clinical Environments Training Course

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved Skills for Care Approved
COSHH for Clinical Environments
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This COSHH for Clinical Environments course will help you to understand how hazardous substances pose a risk in clinical settings and how you can control them.

It will make you aware of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and what it requires of both employers and employees. Knowing this will enable you to implement and maintain safety measures that prevent occupational ill-health.

This course was last audited on: 12th September 2023
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will understand:

  • What COSHH and other related regulations legally require of clinical settings.
  • What is defined as a hazardous substance under the COSHH Regulations.
  • Common types of hazardous substances that they may find in a clinical environment.
  • Who may be exposed to hazardous substances in a clinical setting and how.
  • Common ill-health effects that exposure to hazardous substances can cause.
  • How to identify hazardous substances in the workplace and carry out a risk assessment.
  • The importance of CLP labelling and safety data sheets.
  • The control measures that are necessary for hazardous substances, in accordance with the hierarchy of control, the 8 principles of good practice, and legal exposure limits.
  • The importance of health surveillance and emergency procedures.


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 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).

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Course content

1Introduction to COSHH Regulations

What does COSHH require of workplaces, ACoP and guidance notes, other relevant regulations, and who enforces the law.

2Types of Hazardous Substances and Ill Health

What are hazardous substances, hazardous substances in clinical settings, routes of entry, what are the health risks, occupational dermatitis, occupational asthma, and infections.

3Identifying the Risks of Hazardous Substances

What is a risk assessment, identifying hazardous substances, labelling and safety data sheets, determining who may be exposed, evaluating risks and deciding on control measures, records of risk assessments, and reviewing and updating.

4Control Measures for Hazardous Substances

Principles of good control practice, elimination, substitution, engineering controls, WELs and BMGVs, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, health surveillance, and emergency procedures.

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Once you have completed the training, you will then take an online assessment to test your knowledge. This assessment will ask you 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you’ll know instantly whether you have passed. If you don’t pass first time, don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

Our COSHH for Clinical Environments course is aimed at those who work in clinical and medical settings, at any level of the business. It informs employers of what safety procedures to implement while also explaining to employees what they need to do to uphold and comply with these.

More specifically, it is suitable for:

  • Doctors.
  • Dentists and orthodontists.
  • GPs and pharmacists.
  • Midwives and carers.
  • Beauticians and cosmetic surgeons.
  • Physiotherapists, podiatrists, and opticians.
  • Acupuncturists and tattooists.
  • Cleaners of medical environments and equipment.

How do our courses work?

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.