COSHH Awareness

COSHH awareness training course

(Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)




This awarenes course has been designed to provide delegates with a general understanding about the COSHH regulations 2002 in relation to working with hazardous substances and how to maintain Health and Safety in the workplace. This course is aimed towards those who encounter potentially hazardous substances regularly in their working role and provides delegates with an understanding of current health and safety rules and regulations.   

This course also  explains the  responsibilities of both the employer and employees  and delegates will learn about the processes involved in how to undertake risk assessments and to make sure that preventative measures are in place to avoid any accidents. Delegates will also learn how to deal with reporting of any accidents or incidents, should they occur.





 2 to 2.5hours


Course content


  • What does COSHH stand for?
  • Aim of COSHH

  • What is a hazardous substance?

  • Forms of hazardous substances

  • COSHH and the workplace

  • Routes of Entry of hazardous substances

  • What is not a hazardous substance under COSHH?  

  • COSHH and the self-employed

  • Effects on workers

  • How to prevent/reduce workers exposure

  • Effects on business of inadequate control

  • Legislation and regulations

  • Employer and employee responsibilities

  • Safe Systems of work

  • Accident/incident record form
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR 2013)

  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations

  • Risk and evaluation of risk

  • Hierarchy of control measures

  • Control equipment/procedures

  • Permits to work

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Cleaning agents and chemicals safety

  • HSE COSHH risk assessment

  • Safety Data Sheets

  • Substance substitution

  • Workplace exposure limits (WEL)

  • When to monitor exposure?

  • Health surveillance

  • Health Records

  • UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals (UK REACH)

  • Information, instruction and training for employees

  • Emergencies and First Aid procedures



Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.




Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a quiz at at the end of the course comprising of multiple choice and short answer questions.




A HSE compliant certificate of course attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING  will be emailed within 72 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.

Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.

COSHH Awareness training course