Hazardous Substances


Duration: 1 day.

Ideal for: Employees who need to be conversant in how to carry out a control of substances hazardous to health (CoSHH) risk assessment.

Course Aims: To provide delegates with the appropriate knowledge and practical skills they need to undertake effective workplace CoSHH assessments with confidence.


On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to

  • Outline legal requirements for control of hazardous substances and the processes which derive hazardous substances
  • Outline a general strategy for control of occupational health risks
  • Explain the nature of exposure limits and control limits
  • Describe the main routes of entry to absorbing areas of the body
  • Outline control strategies for hazardous substances and biological agents
  • Develop and use a simple risk assessment model for a range of hazardous substance risks
  • Recognise the hierarchy of control to be applied to each risk

Typical Content:

  • Reasons for conducting CoSHH risk assessments
  • Legislation relating to CoSHH risk assessment
  • Hazardous substances and their effects on the body
  • The main classifications for hazardous substances
  • Interpreting information from safety data sheets
  • Use of workplace exposure limits
  • Factors affecting assessment of risk
  • Risk control strategies
  • Recording the findings of a CoSHH risk assessment
  • The hierarchy of controls that apply to hazardous substances


On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a Guardian Compliance training certificate.

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