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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

School of Healthcare and Psychology

This course reviews COSHH regulations to help you understand your health and safety responsibilities in your workplace as well as teach you all aspects of chemical and hazardous substance safety.

This course will allow you to learn the practical steps that needs to be taken to minimise and control the risks of using hazardous substances.

Key Words: COSHH, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Safety, Risk Assessment


Course Code: HCP2B2201

Certified: YES

Level: 2

Credits: 2


Time: 2 Hours

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Define COSHH and list substances covered by COSHH;
  • LO 2. Understand law legislations controlling substances hazardous to health;

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 3. Identify substances hazardous to health and classify their hazardous properties;

C. Subject Specific Practical/Professional Skills

  • LO 4. Compose COSHH Risk Assessment by taking steps necessary to complete COSHH Risk Assessment

D. Other Skills (e.g. Key transferable)

  • LO 5. Understand the importance of safety measures and apply them.

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • Introduction to COSHH (25%)
  • Legal Regulations (25%)
  • Approved Labelling and Safety Data Sheets (25%)
  • The Risk Assessment and Control Measures (25%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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