CIEH Principles of COSHH NHS11

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Target group

Anyone for whom COSHH is an area of responsibility.

Aim

Many companies/individuals are unaware of the full implications of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1999.  This course has been designed to enable delegates to understand how to comply with these regulations and their responsibilities.

Objective

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term “substance hazardous to health in the workplace.
  • 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 1999.

Course Content

  • 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 1999.

Achievement Measurement

Achievement is measured by the CIEH national certificate examination.

Duration

½ Day

Days: 1/2
Ratio: 10:1