Principles Of COSHH

Principles Of COSHH - Training Course

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Industries that handle hazardous substances can pose a considerable threat to the health and well-being of employees. To address these concerns, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the UK government introduced the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations in 1988. This training page serves as an introduction to the 8 principles of COSHH. Get in touch today for further details on our COSHH training courses!

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Our COSHH courses are fully accredited and delivered online, providing individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely with hazardous substances. Specifically designed for employees who handle hazardous substances, our courses cover the essential aspects of COSHH legislation, including identifying hazardous substances, conducting risk assessments, and implementing control measures.

The COSHH regulations require employers to identify and assess the risks associated with hazardous substances in the workplace, and to take steps to prevent or control exposure.

The 8 principles of COSHH provide a framework for employers to manage hazardous substances, including measures such as substitution, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

COSHH training is essential for employees who work with hazardous substances, as it can help them understand the risks and how to protect themselves and others.

Failure to comply with COSHH regulations can result in legal consequences for employers, including fines and even imprisonment in severe cases.

Regular reviews and updates to COSHH assessments and risk management plans are necessary to ensure ongoing safety and compliance in the workplace.

By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding needed to comply with COSHH regulations and safely manage hazardous substances in the workplace.

1 – Introduction to COSHH – We will be exploring what COSHH legislation is for, including what is a hazardous substance and what is covered under the regulations. We will also be looking at how a person can come into contact with hazardous substances and the job roles that are high-risk.

2 – COSHH Legislation – We will be looking at the history of legislation relating to hazardous substances in the workplace, as well as the different legal requirements and legislation. We will also look at enforcement action that can be taken if a duty holder is found to be in breach of the regulations.

3 – Health Risks Associated with Hazardous Substances – We will explore who can be affected if workers suffer from ill health as a result of exposure to chemicals. It will also explore the common health hazards associated with hazardous substances in the workplace.

4 – Identifying Hazardous Substances in the Workplace – In this module, we will be looking at the different types of hazardous substances that can be found in the workplace and the methods of identifying them. We will then look at how important safety data sheets are and how to use them.

5 – COSHH Risk Assessment and Control Measures – In our final module, we will be looking at why it is important to do risk assessments in the workplace. The steps to carry out a COSHH assessment will be explained, as well as the arrangements for accidents, incidents and emergencies that could occur.


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Our COSHH training course empowers learners to work with hazardous substances safely and effectively, tailored to their specific job requirements. By completing this training, employees will gain a thorough understanding of the risks associated with hazardous substances and the measures they can take to mitigate those risks.

The Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations require employers to limit and control exposure to hazardous substances to protect the health of their workers. Unfortunately, thousands of workers across various industries, from cleaning to agriculture, fall ill each year due to hazardous substance exposure, which can cause severe health conditions such as cancer, skin diseases, and lung diseases.

With our COSHH training, learners will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely with hazardous substances and avoid the health risks associated with exposure. Our comprehensive training covers the principles of risk assessment, control measures, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure employees can work safely and effectively in hazardous environments.

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