Course Overview Course Elements

The aim of this course it to provide delegates with an understanding of handling of substances hazardous to health and of the control of substances hazardous to health regulations and to help delegates understand how substances hazardous to health cause harm in order to help them identify suitable controls and manage activities involving these materials safely.

Upon successful completion delegates will have the required skills and practical experience to conduct effective COSHH Assessments.


Managers, Supervisors and personnel involved in activities using or processing substances hazardous to health.

Personnel responsible for conducting or participating in COSHH assessments.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to provide understanding and awareness of the hazards posed by substances hazardous to health and how to manage and mitigate their effects by effective assessment and control methods.

  • How substances hazardous to health cause harm
  • Definition of the classification
  • Finding out about the properties of substances hazardous to health
  • Definition of terms used to describe the hazards
  • Risk phrases and their use
  • Routes into the body
  • Effects
  • The principles of COSHH assessment
  • Pitching the assessment at a suitable and sufficient level
  • COSHH essentials - the HSE system
  • Control strategies
  • An example COSHH assessment
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Demonstration and practice
1 day
Course Duration
Max Participants

The Candidate must:

  • attend the entire course
  • adhere to course content and demonstrate the required practical application techniques

Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which recertification must take place.