In-house or CIEH COSHH Certificate

Principles of COSHH is aimed at those who use substances hazardous to health at work and introduces students to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks and controls available and what to expect from a COSHH assessment.

Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors. It is strongly recommended that students should already hold the Foundation Health & Safety in the Workplace certificate.

Topic areas covered

  • Definition and types of substances hazardous to health in the workplace.
  • Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes.
  • COSHH assessments and control options.
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

By the end of the programme the student will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term 'substance hazardous to health' and give examples.
  • Explain how hazardous substances can cause ill-health and injury and give examples.
  • State the different ways in which hazardous substances 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 purposes of conducting a COSHH assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
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The team at Hygiene Management Solutions identified our training needs and developed a food safety course specifically for our business at no added cost. The results of this were that staff felt that the training was relevant, were able to immediately put the knowledge gained into practice and it was delivered in a way that made them feel relaxed and valued. A further benefit to the company was that our training time was halved as the course only dealt with relevant information and of course this meant that our training costs were also halved. We pack fruit for all the major supermarket chains in the UK which means that we have tight deadlines to keep, making time very important to us. We could not have asked for a better result and Hygiene Management Solutions really did find the solution to our problem.

T. Hill
Quality Assurance Manager