COSHH Awareness Course


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This half day COSHH course covers both theoretical and practical training. This includes how to assess and undertake a COSHH risk assessment whilst taking into account all of the other documentation and information available. You will look at both everyday products an more hazardous compounds and substances. The course will also identify the importance of assessing both the items that you and others may bring onto your site/premises and what others will have delivered and use on your site.

The COSHH Awareness Course will give you an understanding of related legislation such as; HASWA 1974, COSHH Regulations (1988) amended 2002, EH40 (2005 Workplace Exposure Limits – WEL), Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (1992) and COSH – a brief guide (indigo 136 – Rev 5) – a downloadable pamphlet.

The practical use of control measures, monitoring of exposure, health surveillance, arrangements to deal with accidents/incidents and emergencies, can all be a very low risk in your business or it may be extremely important given the nature of your company’s work. There may be a need to understand such concerns regarding carcinogenic substances and to have. basic understanding of how to assess and manage complex chemical storage and usage. Alternatively it may be important to understand naturally occurring hazards. If you have a more complex site or site activities, it’s recommended that you speak to the centre and can advise if this course is suitable and sufficient or if a more detailed course is required – which is available. Your choice of course should in every case give the attendees a basic level of competence (skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications).

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Course Overview

This half-day COSHH Awareness course focuses on the basic understanding of the COSHH regulations. It will also develop your ability to successfully risk assess the chemicals or naturally occurring substances and/or compounds on your site, or place of work. 

The step by step overview will ensure that you have a basic competence to undertake the review using all of the associated documentation and information. On completion you will also be able to detail any further recommendations, outstanding actions, additional training and future control measures. It will provide a standard level of competency, but equally should identify your limitations too and where additional guidance, support and knowledge should be sought. If your site or place of work utilises or stores very hazardous, highly complex chemicals, then again, a more in-depth course would be recommended. 

Course dates are available upon request. Please complete the course enquiry form if you are interested in attending this course. 

Course Content

This COSHH Awareness course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Legal responsibilities: HASWA etc ACT 1974
  • COSHH Regulations – 1988 amended 2002
  • EH40 2005
  • COSHH symbols
  • PPE regulations 1992
  • COSHH a Brief Guide – HSE document downloadable from the HSE website Indg136 Rev 5
The course will end with a short test and upon successful completion you will be issued with a CHSG certificate. 


This course can be run at the John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey, or on your site where suitable facilities are available. Please specify your preferences below by filling in the enquiry form. 

Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, the course commences at 9am and finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions. Refreshments are included on all courses (lunch is included on full day courses only). 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance of the John Ryder Training Centre. 

For those that use public transport, Chertsey if served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request. 

Included here is a Google Map of the location. 

Request Course Dates

To request to book onto this course you will need to complete this course enquiry form, clearly stating which course you would like to book, what dates you would prefer and include your personal details. 

Dates are provided upon request. 

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