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. 

This course will 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

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

  • Manufacturing
  • Cleaning
  • Utilities

For the Individuals:

  • Understand the term ‘substance hazardous to health’
  • Understand the dangers and potential ill-health caused by hazardous substances

For The Organisation:

  • Comply with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • 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.

Other courses you might look to if this doesn't quite fit what you are looking for are:

If you are unsure which course is for you or your employees, please call and speak with one of our Learning and Development Advisor on 02921 680075 or alternatively send us an enquiry here