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We have all seen the signs on the backs of bottles, warning us that something is hazardous. But what actually is a hazardous substance? Why are they so bad? And what should you do if you encounter one in the workplace? COSHH Essentials will answer these questions, plus more. COSSH Essentials is an online introductory course to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (COSHH). It covers the essential information you need to know about hazardous substances and COSHH, so that you can protect yourself, and others, in a work environment. 

Who is this course for?

This online course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with chemicals and other hazardous substances during their time at work. This includes employees, employers and safety representatives. COSHH Essentials is also suitable for anyone who wants a comprehensive introduction to the COSHH regulation. 

What will you get from this course?

You will understand how people can be exposed to hazardous substances and what the risks are of this. You’ll also understand the key principles of COSHH and be able to implement certain measures to minimise the dangers that harmful substances pose.  

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of the COSHH regulation and its principles  
  • Explain the risks and dangers of toxic, corrosive and flammable substances 
  • Define a hazardous substance and identify the whereabouts of such substances in the workplace 
Course features 
  • Easy-to-follow lessons which you can dip in and out of at your leisure 
  • Content can be accessed via any platform: mobile, tablet or computer
  • Bitesize multimedia content for an engaging study programme 

Syllabus

  • What is a hazardous substance? 
  • Effects of hazardous substances 
  • Effects on the human body 
  • Legislation, rules and regulations 
  • COSHH principles 
  • COSHH summary 

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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