Controlling hazardous substances (COSHH)

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

This course explores the hazards, risks and safety measures associated with various liquids, powders and gases that are used in a range of working environments.

Hazardous substances can harm your health. Every year, thousands of people working with these substances suffer breathing problems, skin disease and eye damage. 

Controlling hazardous substances is a 30 to 40 minute online course designed to introduce the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), which is the legislation that underpins safe working practice. This introductory course provides practical guidance to help preserve the health of anyone who might encounter hazardous substances at work. The course also presents the COSHH assessment process to help identify hazardous substance risks, the likely health effects and the recommended control measures.

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 29 September 2016
Course unique reference number: edb1d894-56aa-46d1-bf0b-76331c6bd515
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

At the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • the definition and dangers of hazardous substances;
  • the range of legislation covering hazardous substances;
  • how hazardous substances adversely affect health;
  • methods of identification for hazardous substances;
  • guidance available for the safe use of hazardous substances; and
  • the purpose and content of COSHH assessments.

Course programme

Unit 1: Introduction to COSHH

  • Defining hazardous substances
  • Dangers of hazardous substances

Unit 2: COSHH Regulations

  • Responsibilities of employers under the COSHH Regulations
  • Responsibilities of employees under the COSHH Regulations

Unit 3: Health problems

  • Health effects of hazardous substances
  • Health risks associated with various occupations

Unit 4: Identifying hazardous substances

  • The origins of a range of hazardous substances
  • Methods of identification of hazardous substances
  • Safety measures related to hazardous substances in the workplace

Unit 5: Controlling hazardous substances

  • Control measures that can be implemented in response to working with hazardous substances
  • Clothing, equipment and devices that can be used to maintain safety

Unit 6: COSHH assessments

  • The purpose of a COSHH assessment
  • Making an assessment
  • Details included in assessments

Unit 7: Course assessment

  • Ten question multiple-choice online assessment

Licensing options

Single user licence

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Multi-user licence

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.

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