Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) – overview

This short course introduces staff to a range of hazardous substances, the risks and controls available, and what to expect from a control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessment. It prepares them to contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in their workplaces.

Full details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone who uses substances hazardous to health at work, eg, cleaners, maids, housekeeping staff.
Course format

A half-day session, for up to 12 people.
Expert trainer

Frances is a highly qualified (MA, BSc, FRSPH, Chartered Fellow CIPD, MCIEH, Post Grad Law Cert) independent consultant and trainer in the health and safety field with a postgraduate certificate in law.

Formerly a training manager in a large London hospital, and with a background before that in catering management, Frances is also a registered CIEH and RSPH trainer, a qualified Food Inspector and Mentor and Affiliate of the Institute of Fire Engineers. She also has experience as a senior lecturer at a London college.

She has extensive practical management experience and is a very popular trainer generally, and particularly in the hospitality and commercial sectors as well as with local and central government departments. With over 20 years’ training experience in a diverse cross-section of organisations and holding various management and consultancy roles in global industries, Frances has a wide range of experience to draw upon.

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) – course outline

1 Definition and types

  • Defining what constitutes a substance hazardous to health in the workplace
  • Outlining the various types of hazardous substances

2 Health effects

  • Exploring the health effects caused by exposure to hazardous substances
  • Routes of entry – exploring how substances can enter the body and methods of prevention

3 Data

  • COSSH register
  • Data sheets
  • Risk assessments
  • Control options

4 Responsibilities

  • An overview of the responsibilities imposed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002