Our Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Awareness training gives learners an understanding of COSHH Regulations 2002 and covers hazardous substance and chemical safety in the workplace. Employers are legally required to meet COSHH regulations and the HSE state that employers must provide information, training and instruction for employees who work with substances hazardous to health.
It's estimated that hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year worldwide. COSHH training will help keep your staff safe from substances that could be potentially harmful to their health and, in turn, your business. With a COSHH certificate, you will be trained to carry out a COSHH risk assessment, according to the COSHH regulations 2002, with an awareness of the necessary safety procedures and effects of hazardous substances.
If you manage or oversee workers who could come into contact with hazardous substances or if you're required to work with any hazardous substances as part of your day-to-day job, then you need COSHH training. COSHH applies to all industries using harmful substances, including catering, baking, beauty and hairdressing, cleaning, agriculture, engineering, motor vehicle repair and so on.
The aim of the COSHH Awareness training course is to greater increase your knowledge of hazardous substances, COSHH assessments and the relevant COSHH legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
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COSHH is a set of regulations that help protect the employees’ health when working with substances and materials. The term COSHH stands for 'Control of Substances Hazardous to Health'.
Under the COSHH regulations 2002, employers are required to either prevent, reduce or control exposure to hazardous substances in order to prevent ill health. If this is breached by either an employer or employee, you can be punishable by an unlimited fine.
The ‘substances’ part of COSHH includes any form of hazardous material, including liquids, solids, fumes, dust, vapours and gases. The ‘hazardous’ part includes damage to lungs, skin, nose, mouth, genes, internal organs, eyes or central nervous system as well as the risk of injury due to combustion or explosion. It's best to carry out a COSHH assessment if you have hazardous substances in your workplace to help identify them.
The 10 golden rules of COSHH are:
It's important employers and employees follow these to ensure everyone's safety and good health.
The HSE state that employers must provide training, information and instruction for employees who work with substances hazardous to health. This is the final step in the eight basic measures that should be taken to comply with COSHH regulations. If employees don't know what substances are hazardous, or how to use them, then control measures put in place won't be effective.
Our COSHH training course ensures your employees are properly informed and trained in COSHH, including why it's important, COSHH assessments, COSHH legislation and the types of hazardous substances.
How often you need COSHH training varies from one business to another, there is no legal time limit on COSHH certificates.
However, based on industry guidelines, it's best to refresh your knowledge yearly.
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