Being aware of COSHH (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) is an important part of running a business. Why? Because it ensures the safety of everyone who enters your premises.
So, to help you better protect your business, our Health & Safety experts offer a comprehensive COSHH awareness course.
Course aims & objectives
By the end of our COSHH Awareness course you’ll:
Have a solid understanding of COSHH
Be able to effectively manage risks that result from COSHH
Have a strong understanding of your legal responsibilities and why so many employers get COSHH wrong
Be able to competently undertake simple COSHH assessments
Confidently identify issues of your own accord
Have the knowledge to answer COSHH-related questions from around your business.
Being COSHH aware has a number of business benefits, like: improving business-wide mindfulness; preventing accidents; improving your overall Health & Safety culture; and establishing easy-to-understand best practices.
Our COSHH Awareness course has been designed to last around three hours. During this time, we’ll:
Walk you through the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and what they mean for you;
Improve your understanding of why the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are so focused on employers getting COSHH right;
Show you how COSHH can cause ill-health and injuries when improperly managed;
Explain why COSHH-specific risk assessments are needed, the difference between COSHH assessments and Material Safety Data Sheets, and what the law requires of you;
Demonstrate how you can conduct your own COSHH assessment; and
Test the knowledge you’ve been taught with a multiple choice test.
By the time you’ve completed our course, you’ll know:
The ins and outs of the Health & Safety implications around COSHH
What substances are hazardous and how they may change throughout use
How hazardous substances enter individuals’ systems
When and where exposure might occur
The short and long-term health effects of exposure
What warning symbols look like
Exactly what your and your employees’ legal duties are
What’s set out in relevant regulations
What you need to do to maintain COSHH safety in and around your business – including continually monitoring employees’ health.
Providing you successfully complete your test, you’ll be awarded with a COSHH awareness certificate which can be used for your training and PQQ records.
Your test will be taken on the day we visit, be multiple choice, and based on what you’ve been taught throughout the course.
Who should take the course?
Our COSHH Awareness course is aimed at any business that uses substances that could be hazardous to someone’s health.
Not sure if that’s you? Here’s a list of the types of substances that’re hazardous:
A common misconception is that COSHH Awareness is only needed in industries where use of hazardous substances is part and parcel of the job, but that’s not the case.