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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Spill Kit

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Spill Kit training teaches on how to safely handle hazardous substances and what to do in the event of a spill. Participants will learn how to properly store and handle hazardous materials, and how to select and maintain appropriate spill response equipment.

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The COSHH and Spill Kit training course will make sure your business follows the law, like the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). Regulation 13 of COSHH says bosses must be ready to deal with emergencies and fix problems fast.

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Course Summary

  • Review the importance of COSHH
  • Discuss Legislation related to COSHH
  • Examine Employers’ Responsibilities & Employees Responsibilities
  • Consider how to identify hazards
  • Consider controlling hazards & taking precautions
  • Discuss Risk Assessment

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    What is the employer's responsibility in providing CoSHH training?

    Employers are required by law to give their workers proper CoSHH training. This means that employees should be told about the dangerous substances they work with, the risks linked with them, and how to control and reduce those risks. Employers should also explain the procedures to follow if there is an emergency. The training given should match the type of work and the risks that come with it.

    What responsibilities do employees have regarding COSHH?

    As an employee, it's your responsibility to follow the COSHH training provided by your employer. You need to be aware of the hazardous substances you work with, the risks associated with them, and how to use the control measures in place to stay safe. If you're ever unsure or have any concerns, talk to your supervisor or manager.

    Benefits of online COSHH training

    The benefits include cost-effectiveness, convenience, flexibility, and the ability to customize training to meet specific needs. Online training can also provide a more engaging and interactive learning experience, with multimedia resources such as videos and quizzes. Finally, online COSHH training can help to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and improve overall safety in the workplace.

About COSHH Training

This COSHH awareness training teaches about rules and best practices for handling dangerous substance at work. Participants learn to spot dangerous materials, read safety sheets, handle material safely, and use protective gear.

Following COSHH rules keeps workers safe and makes the workplace safer.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No
  • Course Mode: Face to Face/ Blended

We also have a coshh awareness online training for individuals who are okay with learning online. The online course is cpd approved and it can be translated in 100+ languages.

Is Coshh training a legal requirement?

Yes, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) training is a must in the UK under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). These rules say businesses must give enough training to workers who handle dangerous stuff to keep them safe and healthy.


Who Should Be COSHH Aware?

Ideally, everyone in a workplace where hazardous substances are present should have some level of COSHH awareness. This includes:

  • Workers who directly handle hazardous substances.
  • Workers who might be exposed to hazardous substances indirectly, like through fumes or dust.
  • Office staff and management who need to be aware of the overall safety protocols.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. State the importance of COSHH.
  2. Describe Legislation related to COSHH.
  3. Explain Employers’ Responsibilities & Employees Responsibilities.
  4. State how to identify hazards.
  5. State controlling hazards & taking precautions.
  6. Define Risk Assessment.

Who Should Attend Coshh Training?

Anyone who works with or around hazardous substances requires COSHH training.

This can include workers in various sectors, such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Laboratory settings
  • Cleaning and janitorial staff
  • Agriculture
  • Hairdressing and beauty therapy

Course Benefits:

The benefits of attending our coshh awareness course are some of these:

  • Follow the law with COSHH rules
  • Keep workers safe from dangerous stuff
  • Learn how to manage chemical risks properly
  • Know how to handle, store, and use protective gear safely
  • Encourage a culture of safety at work


Coshh Questions and Answers

What is Coshh training?

COSHH training stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health training. It is a mandatory training programme for anyone who works with or around hazardous substances in the workplace.

COSHH training teaches employees:

  • About dangerous stuff at work
  • How to spot dangerous stuff
  • Ways to check risks
  • How to lower risks
  • Safe ways to use, handle, store, and get rid of dangerous stuff
  • What to do in an emergency
  • How to use safety gear
  • Their job under COSHH rules

The main goals are to make employees aware of dangers and teach them how to stay safe. This stops injuries or illnesses from work hazards.


What is COSHH?

COSHH, short for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, are rules to keep you safe when working with dangerous stuff. That’s why COSHH training is important at work.

These rules started in the UK in 1988, with the latest update in 2002. They make sure bosses control stuff that could harm workers’ health.

Hazardous substances can hurt you if you’re not careful, so it’s vital to use them safely. COSHH training teaches you about the dangers, how to handle them safely, and what to do in an emergency.

COSHH training is about using dangerous stuff, like chemicals and cleaning products, safely. It’s crucial to know the risks and how to stay safe. By learning COSHH, you protect yourself and others.


What does it mean to be Coshh Aware?

Being COSHH aware means knowing the basics of COSHH laws and rules and how they affect your job. It’s not the same as full Coshh training, but it’s a vital start to working safely with possible dangers.

Here’s what being COSHH aware means:

Understanding COSHH’s Importance:

  1. You know COSHH is a legal system to keep workers safe from dangerous substances.
  2. Spotting Possible Dangers: You can find hazardous materials in your workplace by checking labels or safety sheets. Examples are cleaning stuff, paints, or fumes.

Knowing What to Do:

You know how to handle, store, and get rid of dangerous substances, even if you don’t use them yourself.

You know simple safety steps like labelling, avoiding exposure, and who to tell if something goes wrong.

Next Steps:

Even though being COSHH aware is a good beginning, it’s important to get more training if you handle dangerous materials directly. This way, you learn how to use them safely and lower risks.


How often must COSHH Awareness training be completed?

In the UK, there’s no set time for renewing Coshh awareness training.

The main thing is to keep workers safe and updated:

  • Employers should make sure workers know enough about COSHH for safe work.
  • If things change at work or workers forget, they need refresher training.
  • Regular checks and looking at accidents can show when training is needed again.
  • Workers who handle dangerous stuff a lot might need more frequent refreshers.


What’s a Spill Kit for?

A spill kit is like a toolbox filled with things to clean up spills of dangerous stuff, such as chemicals or oils, that could harm the environment or health.

The kit has absorbent pads, gloves, goggles, and other tools to clean up spills safely.



What are the COSHH Training course contents?

Here are the list of topics in COSHH and Spill Kits that attendees would learn:

  • Relevant Health and Safety, and COSHH legislation
  • Types of and classification of substances / Routes of entry into the body
  • Health and environmental effects of exposure to hazardous substances
  • The importance of material safety data sheets
  • Workplace exposure limits and other sources of information
  • Control measures
  • Surveys for health risks
  • Discuss the effective response to any oil, chemical or general fluid spill on site overview of spill kit usage

Why is CoSHH and Spill Kit training important?

COSHH and Spill Kit training are essential because they help workers understand the risks associated with hazardous substances at work and how to handle them safely.

Our training enables individual to identify potential hazards and take necessary precautions to prevent harm.

On the other hand, Spill Kit training, teaches individuals how to quickly and effectively respond to hazardous spills, minimising damage to the environment and protecting human health.


Do cleaners need coshh training?

In most cases, yes, cleaners definitely need COSHH training.

Here is why and what a cleaner/employer should understand:

  1. Exposure Risk: Cleaners often handle cleaning chemicals that can be dangerous if not used correctly.

These chemicals can:

    • Be toxic, causing serious health issues or even death.
    • Damage skin, eyes, and the respiratory system.
    • Pose a fire risk.
    • Cause irritation to the skin or eyes.

2. COSHH Regulations: The law says employers must keep workers safe from these risky substances.

3. Safe Work: COSHH awareness training teaches cleaners how to handle, store, and get rid of cleaning chemicals safely, reducing accidents and illnesses.

Benefits of COSHH Training for Cleaners:

  1. Protects Health: Cleaners learn about dangers and how to avoid them.
  2. Safe Work: Training covers right ways to handle chemicals, use safety gear, and deal with spills.
  3. Boosts Confidence: Knowing what to do makes cleaners feel more confident.

Who Checks COSHH Training?

In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) makes sure bosses follow COSHH rules. They can visit workplaces and make sure bosses give workers enough training.


Where is the training conducted?

We offer training in two formats: On-Site at your location and Classroom at our offices. With both options, our expert trainers deliver the training in-person, providing personalized instruction and hands-on learning for an effective training experience.

Is the training online, face-to-face, or blended?

Absolutely! Our in-person training sessions are conducted by skilled trainers either at your premises or at our office, offering tailored guidance and practical learning for the best training outcome. Through interactive teaching techniques, our knowledgeable instructors involve participants, making the learning process both enjoyable and impactful.




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