This eLearning course aims to familiarise you with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.
The course begins by introducing the principles of the COSHH regulations, and explains the requirements for you, as an employer or an employee, within the regulatory framework. The course then describes the meaning of the term ‘hazardous substance’ and clarifies what is included under this term. It then outlines and explains the common routes of exposure to substances and the symbols currently used on packing, in line with European Union requirements.
The final section of the course looks at good practice in storing, using and disposing of hazardous substances, and the tools that can be used to support this process, for example, Safety Data Sheets and the ‘COSHH Essentials’ tool. The course outlines good practice in risk assessment for COSHH, explaining what should be included and how the assessment should be recorded, in line with guidelines produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
The learning outcomes for this course are:
- Identify the principles of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
- Know the employer’s responsibilities and the employee’s responsibilities within the COSHH regulatory framework
- Know what ‘REACH’ is
- Define the term ‘hazardous substance’
- Identify the common routes of exposure to hazardous substances
- Identify the symbols used on packaging for hazardous chemicals
- Identify what should be included in a COSHH assessment
- Define good practice measures for storing, using and disposing of hazardous substances