Introduction to COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

The Introduction to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) training course aims to explain the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, deals with the responsibilities of both employers and employees, and looks at issues relating to hazard substances, hazard substances control, and hazard substances management.

Who will benefit from this course:
Employers, employees, the self-employed, and particularly persons responsible for work premises.

Course Modules:

  • What is COSHH ? – (5 mins) Introduces the COSHH Regulations and explains what they are designed to achieve.
  • Responsibilities – (10 mins) Considers who is responsible for implementing COSHH, who is protected under COSHH and which industries and businesses are affected.
  • What Does COSHH Cover ? – (10 mins) Discusses what is and what is not covered by the Regulations.
  • Hazard and Risk – (10 mins) Explains the meaning of the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’.
  • Toxic Effects – (15 mins) Examines the different routes of entry into the body, explains ‘acute’ and ‘chronic’ exposures and occupational exposure limits.
  • Assessment – (20 mins) Covers the three stages of a COSHH assessment: recognising the hazards, evaluating the risks, and the implementation of control measures.
  • Information & Training – (5 mins) Considers the requirements of the Regulations regarding the provision of information and training for employees.
  • Monitoring & Health Surveillance – (5 mins) Explains when it would be necessary to monitor levels of exposure to workers, and when it would be necessary to supplement this with a health surveillance programme.
  • Self Test – (10 mins)

The average course completion time is:
1½ hours

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