COSHH Hazardous Substances Course

This eLearning course aims to familiarise you with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.


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Course Description

Hazardous substances are dangerous, this course will introduce you to techniques that Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.

The COSHH course begins by introducing the principles of the COSHH regulations, and explains the requirements for you, as an employer or an employee, within the regulatory framework. The course then describes the meaning of the term ‘hazardous substance’ and clarifies what is included under this term. It then outlines and explains the common routes of exposure to substances and the symbols currently used on packing, in line with European Union requirements.

The final section of the course looks at good practice in storing, using and disposing of hazardous substances, and the tools that can be used to support this process, for example, Safety Data Sheets and the ‘COSHH Essentials’ tool. The course outlines good practice in risk assessment for COSHH, explaining what should be included and how the assessment should be recorded, in line with guidelines produced by the Health and Safety Executive.

Study Hazardous Substances with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health course is via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Identify the principles of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.
  • Know the employer’s responsibilities and the employee’s responsibilities within the COSHH regulatory framework.
  • Know what ‘REACH’ is.
  • Define the term ‘hazardous substance’.
  • Identify the common routes of exposure to hazardous substances.
  • Identify the symbols used on packaging for hazardous chemicals.
  • Identify what should be included in a COSHH assessment.
  • Define good practice measures for storing, using and disposing of hazardous substances.

Course Syllabus

  • What is COSHH?
  • Objectives of COSHH
  • What is included in COSHH
  • What is not included in COSHH
  • Employer’s Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • REACH Regulation
  • Hazardous Substances – types and forms
  • Biological agents
  • Food
  • Routes of exposure
  • Warning symbols
  • Storing, using and disposing
  • Safety Data Sheet
  • Workforce exposure limit
  • COSHH essentials
  • COSHH assessment
  • Emergency measures

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