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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As one of the largest visitor attractions in Kent we have to ensure that our staff are trained to the highest level so that we feel confident that they have the ability to consistently produce safe food to our clients. We asked Hygiene Management Solutions to help us as we had been recommended by another company. We started with a foundation course which the staff really enjoyed and as a result we trained our supervisors at intermediate level and our managers to advanced level. The managers, including myself, had to do two written assignments and throughout the process Dennis supported us and got us through it. You will not find a better trainer. 

S. Roberts
Food & Beverage Operations Manager