This COSHH training course was designed with all levels of employees in mind and covers all the information necessary to keep the user and their colleagues safe from substances that may be potentially harmful to their health.
Seeing as hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year, it is crucial that any employee who works with chemicals (even household chemicals like bleach) understand their responsibilities under COSHH Regulations and how to reduce the chances of an incident occurring.
You will cover the effects of exposure to these substances, and what to do if you come into contact with them, the difference COSHH symbols and their meanings, and ways organisations can reduce and control risks to health.
This course is available in 28 languages.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
COSHH Training Certificate
This COSHH Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. Your certificate will include; any approvals or accreditations the course has, your name, your mark, the date you received the certificate and the date of expiry.
- Understand the 6 Steps to control health & safety risks
- Identify the COSHH symbols and understand their meanings
- Learn how to handle these substances
Training Course Content
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
Section 1: Hazardous Substances, coming into contact with them and the effects of exposure
This first section will cover a range of hazardous substances you might come into contact with as well as how to handle them and the effects of exposure.
Section 2: Hazard Symbols
The second section will cover the Globally Harmonized System and will have a better understanding of the COSHH Hazard Symbols.
Section 3: 6 Simple Steps
This final section will take a look at ways you can reduce and control risks of exposure to these substances and what to do if there is an accident/emergency.
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We prefer to build packages to precisely fit your needs, where pricing starts at as little as £5 pp, but you can get started with one of the off the shelf solutions below and add extra courses and sessions at a later date.
1 course/5 certificates: £100 PA
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10 courses/500 certificates: £2,100 PA
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The GHS and CLP regulations use various symbols to identify the hazards that are posed by different chemicals, these are:
Explosive - which confirms the container holds a potentially unstable explosive
Flammable - which indicates that the container holds either a flammable liquid, gas, solid or an aerosol
Oxidising - which means the container holds either an oxidising gas, liquid or solid
Gas under pressure- which indicates the container holds compressed, liquefied, refrigerated liquefied or dissolved gas
Environmental Hazard - which means that the contents could be an acute or chronic hazard to the environment
Toxic - This warns that the contents are toxic when swallowed, breathed in or absorbed through the skin, this includes things like bleach or pesticides. Then there’s very toxic substances - which can cause significant harm or even death, even if just a small amount enters the body; this includes things such as hydrogen sulphide, chlorine and sodium cyanide.
Corrosive - which shows that the substance is both a physical hazard and a health hazard, which means it’s corrosive to metals and skin. Corrosive substances - such as bleaches and drain cleaners - can also cause serious burns and eye damage.
Health Hazard - which means the substance can irritate the eyes or cause skin irritation, inflammation or dermatitis
Serious Health Hazard - which indicates that the substance can be a breathing hazard or cause long-term health complications. Carcinogens, for example, can cause cancer. They can come from diesel exhaust fumes or benzene found in paint and rubber. They’re also found in chemicals like arsenic which can be used in pesticides and car batteries - they’re known as mutagens and can alter a person’s DNA!
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