This Understanding COSHH course will educate the learners with the knowledge of the potential health risks at work around hazardous substances. They will learn how to perform a COSHH risk assessment that highlights theses risks and how to work safely.
In any workplace, there may be substances used in production which could cause long or short term sickness or injury. The COSHH Regulations 2002 require each company to analyse those potentially hazardous substances in use. However, not all substances are obvioussly hazardous, for example, bar tenders who frequently slice lemon or limes may develop dermititis, or cleaners can be effected by strong cleaning chemicals.
This course will enable those responsible, to write their own COSHH risk assessment and will help employees understand the importance of control measures which may be put in place.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who needs to produce a COSHH risk assessment in their place of work.
Understanding COSHH Course aim
The aim of this online course is to give anyone who needs to carry out a COSHH risk assessment, the required level of knowledge necessary to produce an effective document.
It is designed to give a good level of understanding about the potential dangers of being exposed to certain substances, both through short term exposure and over time that maybe a hazard by posing a risk to health.
This online course covers the following topics:
- An introduction to COSHH
- Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)
- COSHH risk assessments
- Hazards and risks - definitions
- The 5 step risk assessment
- REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
- Safety data sheets
- Allergens as hazards
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- COSHH related hazards
The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 2 hours, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.
The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark (23 or above) to obtain the certificate.
Understanding COSHH Certification
On successful completion of the online assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their Understanding COSHH certificate. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate.
This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.
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