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. Exposure to harmful working conditions can result in fatal diseases so 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.
On completion of this online COSHH training course you will be aware of the COSHH regulations 2002 and European CLP regulations for compliance purposes, understand how to carry out a COSHH risk assessment and know the appropriate COSHH safety procedures, be able to define hazardous substances and understand the types of these hazardous substances, understand the dangerous effects that these hazardous substances can have on someone's health and know the different COSHH symbols.
If you manage or oversee workers who could encounter 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.
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.
The aim of this COSHH Awareness Training Course is to greater increase your knowledge of COSHH, the risks involved and the relevant COSHH legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
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COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
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 any 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.
Our online COSHH training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.
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