The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill-health. The Level 2 Certificate in COSHH Risk Assessment provides formal recognition of an individual’s ability to undertake a COSHH risk assessment in line with the Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice.

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Learning Outcomes – The learner will

  • Understand the law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Understand the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure the risks associated with hazardous

Assessment Criteria – The learner can

  • Outline employers and employees duties relating to hazardous substances at work
  • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with statutory duties
  • List the ways in which an employer can communicate hazardous substances safety information
  • Define the terms hazard and risk with respect to hazardous substances
  • List the different forms that hazardous substances can take
  • Outline the health and safety effects that may arise following exposure or release of hazardous substances
  • Outline the routes that hazardous substances can enter the body
  • Describe how risk assessments reduce accidents and ill health at work
  • Outline the five step process of risk assessment
  • Outline the control hierarchy in respect of safe use, handling, transporting, storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health
  • Outline the types of information that should be referred to for the safe identification and use of hazardous substances
  • Describe the general procedures that should be in place for dealing with an incident involving hazardous substances

Course Duration: One Day (Followed by assessment-Multiple Choice)

Fee includes: Course Books, Registration and Certification

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