COSHH Training

About this Course

Our 0.5 Day COSHH Course (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) is designed to protect people who work with hazardous chemicals. COSHH covers any substance which is hazardous to health with a few exceptions including  Lead, Asbestos and Radioactive substances (which each have their own set of specific regulations).

Who is this for?

COSHH training is relevant to anybody who comes into contact with hazardous substances.

Learning Outcomes

Introduction to COSHH:

  • Definition of what constitutes a hazardous substance under COSHH regulations.
  • An explanation of the potential risks from using hazardous substances
  • Give some examples of hazardous substances relative to your workplace
  • Have an understanding of the importance of Risk assessment in controlling the risks from the use of hazardous substances

COSHH Regulations

  • Explanation of legislation COSHH 2002 and also CHIP regulations (Chemicals Hazard and information Packaging) 2005.
  • HSE Guidance Notes
  • Duties of Employers and Employees under COSHH

Health Problems

  • Explanation of the specific health problems which are related to specific hazardous substances
  • How hazardous substances can enter the human body.
  • Explain the difference between acute and chronic symptoms resulting from long and short term exposure.

Identifying hazardous substances

  • Identifying hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Understanding of the information on COSHH labels
  • Identify the different warning symbols on COSHH labels
  • Understand how Safety data sheets are relevant to safety in the workplace
  • The importance of Safety Data Sheets in conducting COSHH risk assessments

Controlling hazardous substances

  • Definition of the words hazard and risk
  • Identify everybody who is potentially at risk in the workplace
  • Definition of Control measures and how this is important in managing the risk from hazardous substances
  • The hierarchy of Control Measures e.g Elimination, Substitution, Minimising Risk.
  • Safe systems of work and PPE

COSHH Assessments

  • The responsibilities of Employers and Employees regarding COSHH risk assessments
  • The importance or recording any COSHH risk assessments and also Monitoring and reviewing any such assessments.
  • An explanation of Health Surveillance.

What are the Benefits for Employers?

The HSE guidance for Controlling Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) places a great emphasis on the need for a competent person to perform duties associated with preventing exposure to hazardous substances. Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication has all been identified as contributory factors in employee ill health from short and long term exposure to hazardous substances.

Duration

0.5-Day

Certification/Examinations

Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance upon successfully completing the course.

Course Prices

1/2 Day: £160 + VAT per person

  • Minimum attendance: 6
  • Cost for 6 students: £960 + VAT

What our customers say?

"BV Associates are a top provider and highly recommended. They make themselves there for you, helping every step of the way."
WO2 J Hawkins
"We are very conscious that in the manufacturing environment that we work in, that we need well informed and trained personnel. Safety and Quality are the underpinning areas of our business and this is never more apparent than when we train our Safety Representatives. The IOSH Managing Safely course delivered by your instructors is outstanding and we have had nothing but good feedback from the work force. This feedback has mentioned the professionalism, knowledge and relevance to our manufacturing environment making it easy for the Safety Representatives to relate the content into their every day job roles. On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your continued help in supporting the quick demands of our training needs. Your administrative staff have been really accommodating in their response to requests, information on changes and understanding when we have had problems with our complex vendor / payment systems. Looking to the future, we are a growing business and we are looking forward to continuing this good working relationship that we have built with your company."
Mark Blow
Training Partner (IoW)
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