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 stands for the control of substances hazardous to health. COSHH regulations are laws that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.
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.
What are hazardous substances?
Some substances are clearly hazardous but this law also covers less obvious substances such as hair products, bleach, paint are easily recognised as harmful. 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). The course gives guidence to anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility these workers. So what are ‘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.
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|Different Types of Exposure||3|
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This online assessment for this food hygiene certificate level 1, is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 125 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.
Basic Legionella Management and COSHH are courses that are relevant to eachother and often bought together.