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.

Delegates 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 the delegate and others may bring onto their site/premises and what others will have delivered and use on the site.

The COSHH Awareness Course will give delegates 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 is 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 Information

Course Overview

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

The step by step overview will ensure that delegates have a basic competence to undertake the review using all of the associated documentation and information.

On completion delegates 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 limitations too and where additional guidance, support and knowledge should be sought.

If the delegate’s site or place of work utilises or stores very hazardous, highly complex chemicals, then again, a more in-depth course would be recommended. 

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
  • Brief Guide to COSHH – HSE document downloadable from the HSE website Indg136 Rev 5
The course will end with a short test and upon successful completion delegates will be issued with a CHSG certificate. 

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

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.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is 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.

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