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CIEH Level 2 Award Principles of COSHH


Duration: Half-Day

This qualification is designed for those who use substances hazardous to health at work. It introduces substances, the risks and controls available, and outlines what to expect from a control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessment. 

The CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH has been designed to address the health & safety needs of all sectors.


Who Is The Course For?

This course is ideal for any individual who works in an industry that makes use of hazardous substances including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Cleaning
  • Utilities

What Will The Course Cover?

  • Definition and types of substances
  • What is a hazardous substance?
  • Health effects of hazardous substances
  • Knowing what the label says - hazard warning signs
  • Occupational health problems
  • Health surveillance
  • COSHH assessments and control options
  • Controlling hazardous substances
  • The ‘Hierarchy of Control’
  • Occupational Exposure Limites
  • COSHH Regulations
  • Understanding the COSHH Regulations
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Importance of company policies and procedures


Course Benefits

For the Individuals:

  • Understand the term ‘substance hazardous to health’
  • Understand the dangers and potential ill-health caused by hazardous substances
  • Successfully perform a COSHH assessment to CIEH approved standards
  • Receive a CIEH qualification

For The Organisation:

  • Comply with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Qualified staff in COSHH assessments and dealing with potential COSHH issues
  • Promote health and safety awareness amongst the staff


Pre-Course Preparation

No pre-course preparation is required for this course.

Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to delegate’s needs and objectives.



There is a multiple choice exam that all delegates will be required to pass.


In-House Training Options

If you are representing a business the CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH can be run exclusively and tailored to suit your company’s specific learning requirements and organisational needs.

Advice is available from our experienced business development team. For further information please call 01656 644300.

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