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COSHH Awareness

 (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)


3.5 hours





Course Overview

Hazardous substances can affect anyone within the workplace, not just those who handle them regularly.

This COSHH training course is designed to give workers knowledge of the health risks surrounding work with hazardous substances, including how to undertake a COSHH assessment by identifying the risks and the control measures needed, and ensure that they understand how to work safely with hazardous substances.

  • Easy to book
  • Written by health and safety professionals
  • Ensures compliance with COSHH Regulations 2005
  • Delegate Support Available
  • Certificate Provided
  • Free on-site parking
  • Refreshments provided
Who Should Take This COSHH Training Course?

This COSHH training course provides suitable training for all levels of employees who work, or may encounter, hazardous substances in the workplace. All employees must have the necessary knowledge to be competent and do the job properly. This includes, but is not limited to, people who work in professions such as:

  • Catering and baking
  • Cleaning
  • Beauty and hairdressing
  • Engineering
  • Vehicle repair and painting
  • Welding
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Printing
  • Woodworking
  • Agriculture
The Legal Bit – Do You Comply?

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, regulation 12 states that ‘every employer who undertakes work which is liable to expose an employee to a substance hazardous to health shall provide that employee with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.’ Employees also have a legal responsibility to co-operate fully with their employer to enable them to meet their legal obligations.

By providing effective COSHH training, employers can help to ensure that everyone in the workplace is competent to carry out their work safely. Managers, supervisors and other members of staff should be able to recognise the hazards posed by their work, be able to act to reduce or eliminate the risks and understand how to follow procedures.

Course Content
  • Introduction to COSHH – what is a substance hazardous to health and where do they exist? Common hazardous substances, ill-health, Health and Safety Executive statistics and benefits of COSHH.
  • COSHH Legal Regulations – the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, the CLP regulation, ACoPs and guidance notes, enforcement of the law, employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Problems to Health from Hazardous Substances – common health hazards, the occupations most at risk, routes of entry, dermatitis, asthma, what to do if you develop symptoms and RIDDOR.
  • Identifying Hazardous Substances – chemical labelling, safety data sheets, flammable substances, liquids, dusts and gases, asthma-causing substances, asbestos and lead.
  • COSHH Risk Assessment and Control Measures – identifying the hazards, deciding who might be harmed and how, evaluating the risks, substance substitution, principles of good control practice, hierarchy of control measures, work processes and equipment, personal protective equipment, safe systems of work and the provision of first aid.
  • Monitoring the Assessment and Health Surveillance – recording your findings, reviewing and updating the assessment, monitoring the assessment, health surveillance and Workplace Exposure Limits.
Tailored COSHH Training

If you have a specific area of COSHH which requires more in-depth training to meet your audience’s needs, please call and we will be happy to discuss our flexible options and affordable prices.

  • All delegates are required to complete a multiple-choice end of course test.
  • Full support is available for delegates with learning concerns. Please speak to your booker and they will ensure the necessary support is in place on the day.
  • On passing, you will receive a certificate in the post within 10 days.

Why Choose Us?

Our Values

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You’ll gain more than a life skill with MSA Safety. Almost all of our courses are accredited which means you’ll achieve a qualification valid for 3-5 years after you’ve completed your training. 

Nationwide Availability

Your convenience is at the top of our list, which is why we work closely with trainers and providers throughout the UK to deliver first-class courses at a time and place that suits you.

Training that Works

Our efficient, cost-effective and engaging training courses are designed to improve overall business performance and equip employees with up-to-date technical skills and knowledge.

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Group Booking

All courses are available for larger groups, delivered at a venue and on a date to suit you – just contact us for a quotation. Please note that some courses will be subject to minimum and maximum numbers.

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