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COSHH – Online Learning

The reasons to create a safe working environment where COSHH is uppermost in people’s mind are self-evident. This e-learning course will help highlight the important topic of hazardous substance safety, learners will:

  • Recognise the significance of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and the methods to prevent health issues
  • Describe the COSHH hazard signs and what they mean
  • Articulate the responsibilities of both employers and employees concerning COSHH compliance
  • Explain the general rules for handling hazardous materials
  • Foster a workplace culture that prioritises positive health and safety practices

Course Introduction

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide information, instruction and training about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 as amended).

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations have been in place for more than 25 years, and the scientific evidence suggests that over this time industry has, in general, been consistently reducing exposure to hazardous substances.

In this COSHH e-learning course learners will gain the knowledge and understanding required to ensure they can act safely when working around hazardous substances. It provides a clear overview of the important elements of hazardous substances and gives learners all the information to help ensure the safety of themselves or anyone else who works with hazardous substances.

The e-learning course is interactive and engaging with elements of ‘storytelling’ that help make the learning easy and interesting to follow. It’s a fun way of learning the important principles of COSHH.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction to COSHH 
  • describe the range of substances that COSHH covers
  • identify the new COSHH hazard symbols and explain what they represent
  • explain why harm from hazardous substances is often preventable
  • explain their employer’s responsibility in terms of health and safety and COSHH
  • describe their responsibility in terms of health and safety and COSHH.
Module 2 – Working with substances hazardous to health 
  • explain how we can be exposed to substance hazardous to health
  • describe good COSHH working practices e.g. reading labels before using products
  • describe the labels and information which must be available for hazardous substances
  • explain general rules for handling hazardous substances
  • explain when PPE should be used.
Module 3 – Case study
  • see how important COSHH is through a real-life example which demonstrates how practices, which were acceptable in the past, have had a detrimental impact on the person’s health and quality of life.
  • understand that the COSHH regulations help protect people in the workplace.
  • understand that employees have a role to play in their own health and safety.​
Module 4 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo


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Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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