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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Risk Assessment


Each learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of high standards of health and safety at work and their role in maintaining the standards
  • Clearly identify hazardous substances  used in their work activity and the nature of harm that they could cause
  • Outline what control measures are required in order to protect workers and others from work place substances
  • Demonstrate an understanding  of how to carry out and implement a COSHH assessment

Course content:

  • Humanitarian, Economic, Legal reasons for good health and safety standards
  • Occupational health – specifically exposure to hazardous substances
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended).  Duties of employers and employees
  • Classification  and nature of hazardous substances
    • Physico-chemical
    • Toxicological
    • Environmental
    • Identifying hazardous substances in your workplace
      • The 8  COSHH principles of good practice
      • The Cardiff Council Code of Practice
      • COSHH files and record keeping
      • Practical Risk Assessment exercise


Duration:     3 hours

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