health and safety

Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH - CIEH accredited


By the end of this session the student will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘substance  hazardous to health’ and give examples.
  • Explain how hazardous substance can cause illhealth and injury and give examples.
  • State the different ways by which hazardous substance may be identified.
  • State the principles for controlling substances hazardous to health and apply these in a practical context.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purpose of conducting a COSHH and what employees can expect of such assessment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1999
Who is this course for?
Unit content
  • What are hazardous substances?
  • Common types of hazardous substance
  • Solvents, Heavy metals, Gases, Dust
  • Definition of substances hazardous to health
  • Very toxic, toxic, corrosive, harmful, irritants
  • Exposure limits, biological agents, dust
  • Routes of entry
  • Eyes, Inhaling, Swallowing, Skin absorption,
  • Wounds
  • Effects of hazardous substances
  • Acute or short term, chronic or long-term, main
  • organ damage.
  • The COSHH Regulations 1999
  • Employers & Employees responsilibties
  • COSHH Assessment
  • Identify, Evaluate, Control, Monitoring, Record
  • Identifying hazardous substances
  • Supply labels, Hazard symbols, safety data sheets
  • Identifying individuals at risk
  • Evaluating the risk
  • Hazard and risk, Risk Evaluation
  • Controlling hazardous substances
  • Eliminate, Substitute, Enclose, Isolate, LEV,
  • General ventilation, Good house keeping
  • Monitoring and Maintaining control measures
  • Maintain control measures, Monitor exposure,
  • Health surveillance
  • Information, instruction and training
Course duration

4 Hour plus test paper
Start 8:30 am
Finish Approx. 1:30 pm