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COSHH Training

Course Overview

In various occupations, you may encounter materials hazardous to health almost daily. These materials, essential for tasks such as cleaning, disinfection, and manufacturing, have inherent risks. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations aim to mitigate these risks when working with hazardous substances. Adequate COSHH training and obtaining a COSHH certification ensures understanding and respecting their use.

A COSHH course is essential if you work with hazardous materials and need insights on handling them securely and managing related incidents. This training encompasses not just direct hazardous substances but also products containing them, like cleaning agents.

COSHH assessment training is vital for those who interact with substances hazardous to health. It’s not just about personal safety; it’s about ensuring workplace safety and complying with the latest HSE regulations. COSHH awareness training helps individuals recognize and respond to these hazards appropriately.

As an employer, you have a legal obligation to provide COSSH training to all staff working with hazardous substances. Hazardous materials can be found in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Social care (such as Nursing and Residential Homes)
  • Construction
  • Hair salons
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Foundries
  • Printing manufacturers
  • Agriculture
  • Hotels
  • Welding and heavy industry

The definition of hazardous substances include:

  • Biological agents
  • Chemicals
  • Dust
  • Gases
  • Fumes
  • Vapours

COSSH training also includes products that contain hazardous chemicals, such as cleaning products and building materials, as well as certain microbiological agents, such as bacteria that cause leptospirosis or legionnaires disease. However COSSH training does not cover lead, asbestos or radioactive materials.


What do you learn on the course?

Attending a COSHH risk assessment training provides a comprehensive overview of managing hazardous substances. From understanding the latest regulations to identifying and controlling these materials, the course equips participants to work in a safer environment, minimizing risks to personal and public health.


What does a COSHH Training Course cover?

The COSSH Training Course is presented in six modules:

Introduction to COSHH:

  • Definition of a hazardous substance
  • The potential risks of using hazardous substances
  • Examples of hazardous substances in your workplace
  • Usingrisk assessment to controlthe risks from hazardous substances

COSHH Regulations

  • COSHH 2002 and 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 related to specific hazardous substances
  • How hazardous substances can enter the human body.
  • Acute and chronic symptoms from long and short term exposure.

Identifying hazardous substances

  • Identifying hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Understanding COSHH labels and warning symbols
  • Usingsafety data sheets in the workplace
  • Safety data sheets and COSHH risk assessments

Controlling hazardous substances

  • Definition hazards and risks
  • Identifying who is at risk in the workplace
  • Control measures to manage the risk from hazardous substances
  • The hierarchy of control measures –elimination, substitution, minimising risk.
  • Safe systems of work and personal protective equipment

COSHH Assessments

  • The responsibilities of employers and employees in COSHH risk assessments
  • The importance or recording,monitoring and reviewing COSHH risk assessments
  • Health Surveillance.



Course Details

Certification Provided Yes
Certification Length 3 Years
Course Duration 3 hours
Course Times Flexible

Upcoming COSHH Training Courses

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored COSHH training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT

Upcoming COSHH Training Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

COSHH Training – Liverpool

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 27/07/2024

COSHH Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 28/07/2024

COSHH Training – Leeds

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 29/07/2024

COSHH Training – Birmingham

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 07/08/2024

COSHH Training – Bristol

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 08/08/2024

COSHH Training – London

Individual price: £195
Group price: £395
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 09/08/2024

Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you

How long is the training?

This COSHH certificate training lasts for three hours, tailored to fit your staff’s convenience and work schedule.

Is there an assessment?

Yes, a written exam concludes the course. Passing this assessment is a prerequisite to obtaining COSHH certification.

Do you receive certification?

Upon successfully passing the exam, participants receive a COSHH certificate as proof of their training and competence.

How long does a COSHH certificate last?

A COSHH certificate typically lasts for a specified number of years (commonly 3 years, but this can vary). It’s advisable to renew the certification periodically and stay updated with the latest regulations and best practices.

Where are courses held?

While we offer courses at various COSHH training centres across the UK, in-house COSHH assessment training courses are more tailored and convenient, eliminating travel time and expenses.

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