course enquiry course enquiry Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk, causing diseases including asthma, dermatitis or cancer. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) require employers to control substances that can harm workers health.

Who should attend the COSHH Risk Assessment Course?

The course is for all personnel who are involved in assessing and controlling risks associated with the use of substances in the workplace.

Duration: 1 day.

Venue: courses can be delivered on site or at selected venues.

Candidates who successfully complete the course will achieve an appropriate understanding of:

  • Recognise the ethical, legal and financial context of COSHH risk assessment
  • Understand the concepts of hazard, risk and the severity of risk
  • Identify the staff groups & individuals likely to be affected.
  • Outline legal requirements for control of hazardous substances (COSHH, PPE, etc)
  • Describe the main types of occupational health risk
  • Outline a general strategy for control of occupational health risks
  • Explain the nature of exposure limits and control limits
  • Describe the main forms of chemical attack on the body and the main routes of entry to absorbing areas
  • Outline control strategies for hazardous substances and biological agents
  • Develop and use a simple risk assessment model for a range of hazardous substance risks
  • Explain the principles of air contamination control by dilution and local exhaust ventilation
  • Describe the main types of equipment available for protection against health hazards and circumstances in which personal protective equipment is appropriate.

Assessment will be by a short test at the end of the course.

In line with our objective of tailoring each course to the individual needs of each company, the course will include assessments of substances used in the employees’ workplace.