COSHH Awareness Training

COSHH Awareness Training Course

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations are commonly referred to as COSHH.
The law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances and to protect workers who may be exposed.

Hazardous substances at work can put employees and others health at risk, failure to adequately control hazardous substances may result in those who come into contact becoming ill.

Basic control measures must be put in place to achieve two aims; (1) by controlling the introduction of harmful products into the workplace and (2) by controlling existing risks in the workplace.
When reviewing products, consideration should be given to reducing the number used, with a view to minimising the range, the amount of training required, and indeed, reducing cost.

Hazardous substances include products that are used directly in the work place which can involve activities such as cleaning, when using bleach and other substances generated during work activities e.g. fumes from bleach, this also includes natural occurring substances such as dust or plant residues.

The effects of coming into contact with hazardous substances include, skin irritation or dermatitis, infection from bacteria, losing consciousness and cancer. Under COSHH regulations it is the responsibility of all companies, organisations and employers to undertake a risk assessment of the risks to health and safety posed by substances under their control.

Course Aims and Objectives

To provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of COSHH. Understand the need to carry out risk assessments when your work involves handling dangerous substances. Understand the importance of current legislation.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Current legislation
  • COSHH essentials
  • Hazard and risk assessment
  • Data sheet
  • Emergency procedures
  • Reporting and recording procedures
Duration:
4 hours.
Certification:
3 years
Location:
We can provide this training throughout the UK, at a venue or location of your choice. For more information on our open courses, and prices of on-site training please contact us.
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