It is a legal requirement to provide COSHH training to your employees if they handle, or come into contact with, hazardous substance on a regular bases in the course of doing their work. COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health, and comes under The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
This law requires employers to prevent or reduce employee exposure to hazardous substances by
- finding out what the health hazards are;
- deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment);
- providing control measures to reduce harm to health;
- making sure they are used ;
- keeping all control measures in good working order;
- providing information, instruction and training for employees and others;
- providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases;
- planning for emergencies.
Some substances are clearly hazardous but this law also covers less obvious substances such as hair products, bleach, paint are easily recognised as harmful. Common substances such as paint, bleach, vapours and fumes. You can access the HSE guide on COSSH for detailed advice and COSHH training.
This COSHH training course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people. So what do we mean by ‘Substances Hazardous to Health’?
In legal terms, these are substances that are classified as “very toxic, toxic, harmful, corrosive or Irritant” under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This regulation that came into force in January 2009 dovetailing with a set of regulations called REACH. REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, which came into force on 1st June 2007. One of the main aims of REACH is to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.
|Different Types of Hazard||2|
|Different Types of Exposure||3|
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|Assessing COSHH Risks||5|
|The Risk Assessment in Practice||6|
|Staying in Control||8|
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Online assessment for COSHH training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass. PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox. Hard copy certificate on requrest. Duration: 125 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
Basic Legionella Management and COSHH are courses that are relevant to eachother and often bought together.