The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (CoSHH) were originally introduced in 1988. The general principles of carrying out a suitable and sufficient assessment are still one of the main functions. Employers have a duty to assess the processes that use or generate hazardous substances within the workplace to identify the potential of causing harm to their employees and/or others.
Course Duration:1 day
Who Should Attend?
Any person with responsibilities for processes that utilise or generate, as by products, hazardous substances. Such people may be Safety Representatives, Safety Managers or Production Managers.
Delegates will gain:
- A good understanding of employers responsibilities for potentially dangerous substances;
- A practical and theoretical application of the principles of CoSHH assessments;
- Confidence to conduct their own CoSHH Assessments within the workplace.
- Relevant legislation to include sections of: -
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- CoSHH Regs 1999
- Chemicals (Hazard information and packaging) Regulations 1994
- Understanding Risk / Safety terms
- Risk Assessment
- Health Issues
- Occupational Exposure Limits
- Personal Protective Equipment
- EH40 and Safety Data Sheets
- Practical CoSHH Assessment
Certification and Assessment
Delegates will be assessed on their input during the practical exercise and their feedback. Course certification lasts 3 years.
Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.