What you need to know
This one day course (typically 09:00 – 16:00) is designed for all employees who use substances that may be hazardous to health at work. It introduces students to substances, the risks and controls available. It also outlines what to expect from a control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessment. The qualification will prepare employees to contribute to the safer use and storage of hazardous substances in their workplaces.
Assessment is done by a multiple choice test paper.
The course covers the following topics:
- Definition and types of substances hazardous to health in the workplace
- Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
- COSHH assessments and control options
- Responsibilities imposed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002