COSHH Awareness

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This course is designed for people who work with hazardous substances and will introduce you to the COSHH legislation. Identifying substances that are hazardous to health and the correct risk assessment and control measures will be covered to ensure students are knowledgeable of how to deal with substances under the COSHH legislation.

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Course Description

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All about this course

This course will introduce you to COSHH and explore what a hazardous substance is. We will also explore the regulations surrounding COSHH, as well as employer and employee duties under the regulations. The health risks that could be caused by being exposed to hazardous substances will be explained, as well as who could be affected by each substance. Hazardous symbols will be introduced and their meanings explained, as well as the steps taken to carry out COSHH assessments and reduce risks.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to COSHH – In our first unit 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.
  • Unit 2 – COSHH Legislation – In this unit we will be looking at the history of legislations relating to hazardous substances in the work place, as well as the different legal requirements and legislations. We will also look at enforcement action that can be taken if a duty holder is found to be in breach of the regulations.
  • Unit 3 – Health Risks Associated with Hazardous Substances – This unit 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.
  • Unit 4 – Identifying Hazardous Substances in the Workplace – In this unit we will be looking at the different types of hazardous substance 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.
  • Unit 5 – COSHH Risk Assessment and Control Measures – In our final unit we will be looking at why it is important to do risk assessments in the work place. 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this COSHH Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the COSHH Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this COSHH Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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COSHH Awareness
£20 + VAT