COSHH for Clinical Environments Training Course

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 12th September 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved Skills for Care Approved
COSHH for Clinical Environments
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by qualified health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

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.

Training you can trust

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Module 1: Introduction to COSHH Regulations

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

Module 2: Types 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.

Module 3: Identifying 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.

Module 4: Control 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.

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.

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.

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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