Online COSHH Training

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  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 1-2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

This COSHH Awareness course gives workers knowledge of the risks of hazardous substances. It also explains the control measures that must be in place so they can work safely.

Hazardous substances can cause allergic reactions, chemical burns, sickness from ingestion, fires, and explosions. These substance can also cause asthma and dermatitis. However, all these problems are very preventable with proper planning and procedures.

The law requires employers to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees. As part of this, employers should raise awareness of the risks of hazardous substances, and also outline how to minimise those risks.

The course duration is approximately 1 to 2 hours.

What is COSHH?

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. It is the law that requires employers to prevent or reduce employees’ exposure to hazardous substances. Hazardous substances can include chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dust or vapours/mists. The aim of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 is to protect workers’ health and safety against the adverse effects of using hazardous substances at work.

The importance of COSHH Awareness training

Every year, thousands of workers suffer from exposure to hazardous substances, contracting lung diseases such as asthma, cancer and skin disease such as dermatitis. If your workplace uses potentially hazardous substances, then COSHH Awareness training is vital for keeping your team members safe. The regulations require you to consider the health effects that a substance might have, in the short term and also in the long term.

COSHH training courses help learners to understand hazardous substance regulations, and how to correctly apply them in their role.

For additional information read our article on The importance of COSHH training in the workplace. The article covers what COSHH means, employer’s responsibilities under COSHH, the COSHH symbols and their meanings.

Who needs COSHH training?

This COSHH online training course is for anyone who may come into contact with a substance hazardous to health within the workplace. Regulation 12 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 states that every employer who undertakes work which is liable to expose an employee to a substance hazardous to health, shall provide that employee with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.

Our COSHH training is ideal for people with responsibility for using, handling, storing or transporting hazardous substances. This includes people who work in cleaning, healthcare, manufacturing, transport, utilities and office environments.

What are the learning outcomes for the COSHH training online course?

At the end of the course you will be able to explain:

  • The term ‘hazardous substance’.
  • The aim of the COSHH regulation.
  • How to assess and address the risks of working with hazardous substances using a hierarchy of controls.
  • Key legislation that aims to keep people safe when working with hazardous substances.
  • An employer’s duties and responsibilities.
  • Emergency rescue plans, when they are needed and their purpose.

When do I get my COSHH Training certificate?

COSHH Training Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, has assured the training course as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Your certificate will include both logos, therefore you can use it to provide evidence for COSHH compliance.

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How long is this COSHH Training certificate valid for?

Your COSHH Awareness certificate has no expiry date. However, to ensure knowledge of COSHH is maintained we recommend a renewal period of 2 years. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

Can this training course act as evidence for SSIP accreditations like CHAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine?

Yes, you can use our COSHH Awareness training course certificate as evidence of industry-related training. This evidence is important for SSIP accreditations. The course helps you to ensure your staff all receive appropriate training and that you have the certificates to prove it. However, each individual accreditation body will decide whether our online courses are sufficient for your company’s training requirements.

Example Screens from the COSHH Training course

You can click below to see example screens from our COSHH awareness course. Our training course materials are presented in a concise and simple to follow format, which ensure accurate understanding and long-term retention.

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What does the COSHH training online course cover?

The course contains the following 7 topics:

1 – Hazardous Substances

The first topic introduces you to hazardous substances. The topic gives examples of hazardous substances and the various forms they can take. You will learn about why hazardous substances are present in the workplace. You will also learn about the potential acute and chronic effects of exposure.

2 – The COSHH regulation

The second topic is about the COSHH regulation and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The topic outlines the duty that COSHH places on employers, other duty holders and employees. You will also learn about COSHH risk assessments. The topic also covers hazardous substances that are not covered by the COSHH regulation.

3 – Exposure to hazardous substances

The third topic is about exposure to hazardous substances. The topic also defines ‘exposure’ and identifies four main exposure routes.

4 – Classification of substances

Topic 4 is about classification labelling and packaging of hazardous substances. You will learn about the CLP hazard pictograms and the hazards they represent. The topic also covers chemicals that are not covered by the CLP Regulation.

5 – Safety Data Sheets

Topic 5 is about Safety Data Sheets. The topic explains why they are needed and identifies the 16 sections of an SDS. You will learn about where to look for an SDS. The topic also explains the importance of packaging. Finally, the topic explains why you should always store chemicals in the correct containers.

6 – Control Measures

Topic 6 is about control measures for hazardous substances. You will also learn about control equipment, PPE and ways of working. The topic also outlines your duty to comply with control measures.

7 – Monitoring exposure and health surveillance

The final topic is about monitoring and surveillance. You will learn about personal air monitoring and biological monitoring. The topic also explains the role of Workplace Exposure Limits and Biological Monitoring Guidance Values. Finally, the topic covers health surveys.

COSHH training online course assessment

Once you have completed the seven topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The COSHH course generates an assessment from question banks. This means the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the COSHH assessment. In addition, the online course gives useful feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses.

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Are you ready to start the training?

If you are ready to start the online course, simply add the course to your basket by clicking the ‘Add to basket’ button, then click on the basket icon at the top of the page and proceed to checkout.

We will email your login details along with instructions on how to proceed. Your certificate will be available for download as soon as the training has been completed.

Do you have any questions about COSHH Awareness training?

If you have any questions or if you are unsure how to proceed, our team is always ready to help. You can contact us on 0333 5775 017, email us at or complete our enquiries form.

Also, visit our Help & Support page, where you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our online training courses.

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