ObjectivesTo provide delegates with an understanding of handling of substances hazardous to health and of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. To help delegates understand how substances to health cause harm in order to help them identify suitable controls and manage activities involving these materials safely. To provide delegates with the skills and practical experience to conduct effective COSHH Assessments. For Managers, supervisors and personnel involved in activities using or processing substances hazardous to health. Personnel responsible for conducting or participating in COSHH assessments. The aim of this course is to provide understanding and awareness of the hazards posed by substances hazardous to health and how to manage and mitigate their effects by effective assessment and control methods.
How substances hazardous to health cause harm
Definition of the classification
Finding out about the properties of substances hazardous to health
Definition of terms used to describe the hazards
Risk phrases and their use
Routes into the body
The principles of COSHH assessment
Pitching the assessment at a suitable and sufficient level
COSHH essentials – the HSE system
An example COSHH assessment
Monitoring and surveillance
Demonstration and practice
Course Duration / Other Info
Qualifications / Certification
The Candidate must:
attend the entire course
adhere to course content and demonstrate practical skills as outlined in the course notes.
Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which re-certification must take place.