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COSHH - Higher Level 5 Diploma Course

Diploma Level 5 |*FREE PDF Certificate* | 70 CPD Points |*Strategic Planning & COVID-19 FREE Courses**

Brentwood Open learning College


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70 CPD hours / points
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COSHH Training

** 4 Courses Bundle**

COSHH Training Diploma Level 5. CPD Accredited COSHH Certificate with 70 CPD points available with no extra study.

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Whether looking to run your own business with more confidence or empower your employees to improve their performance, this exclusive COSHH course comes highly recommended. Flexible enough for even the busiest schedules, our endorsed COSHH training course can be completed online from anywhere in the world, with no fixed study schedules.

While the vast majority of businesses use products and substances that can be hazardous to health, comparatively few take the necessary precautions to safeguard their employees, customers and contractors.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations outline the mandatory requirements all businesses must follow to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Anyone who is required to use, handle, transport or work in the presence of hazardous substances of any kind should have a thorough understanding of COSHH regulations.

Open for enrolment 365 days a year, this essential health and safety course is suitable for business owners and employees in all industry sectors. Study at a time and pace to suit your existing commitments, with full tutor support available on-demand throughout.

Sign up online in just a few clicks, or contact a member of our admissions team anytime to learn more.

COSHH - Learning Objectives

COSHH regulations exist to empower employers and their workers to proactively minimise the risks associated with all materials and substances with the potential to be hazardous to health. Where COSHH regulations are followed and suitable policies established, it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of people becoming unwell, injured or losing their lives due to exposure to harmful substances.

The objective of this course is to help employers and employees at all levels understand the principles of COSHH, how to ensure their business complies with them and ultimately how to safeguard people from harm - employees, guests, customers, visitors and contractors included.

Each of the seven course modules covers a different topic or knowledge or area, examining such COSHH essentials as:

  • How to identify potential health hazards
  • The importance of conducting regular risk assessments
  • Provision of safeguarding equipment to reduce risk
  • The primary principles of COSHH regulations
  • Who ultimately takes responsibility for health and safety

The benefits of a detailed understanding of COSHH regulations extend to each and every member of the workforce without exception. This COSHH course has therefore been designed with all employees at all levels in mind, from entry-level newcomers through to senior management and business owners.

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70 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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COSHH Training

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Training

COSHH - Course Benefits

We exclusively provide the highest-quality online training and development programs, open to ambitious candidates worldwide with no entry requirements to fulfil. Sign up for this endorsed Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) program and gain access to the following benefits:

  • A detailed overview of the primary principles and applications of COSHH regulations, along with who takes responsibility for workplace health and safety.
  • The opportunity to run your business more safely and confidently, or empower your employees to contribute to safer working conditions.
  • All learning materials and study aids are included in the initial fee, with on-demand tutor support available at all times.
  • Access to our dynamic digital learning platform, where you can access your course materials and assignments 24/7 from any connected device.

COSHH - Course Outline

All study aids and learning resources needed to complete this course are included in the initial fee as standard. Our Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) training programme comprises the following seven modules:

COSHH - Module 1 - COSHH Basics

  • What is COSHH for?
  • COSHH employer responsibilities
  • Employee responsibilities
  • What are the COSHH symbols and their meanings?
  • What is a 'substance hazardous to health'?
  • COSHH does not cover
  • Working with hazardous substances
  • About infections at work
  • What you need to do

COSHH - Module 2 - Working with Substances Hazardous to Health

  • Which Substances are Harmful?
  • Hazard Checklist
  • Assessing Risk
  • What are Exposure Control Measures?
  • Examples of Control Measures
  • Skills and experience
  • Keeping Workers Healthy

COSHH - Module 3 - COSHH Risk Assessment

  • The Assessment Process
  • Decide who will carry out the assessment
  • Identify how the substances are hazardous
  • Evaluating the risks to health
  • Making sure control measures are used
  • Monitoring exposure
  • Recording the assessment
  • When the assessment needs to be reviewed

COSHH - Module 4 - Monitoring the Control of Exposure to Hazardous Substances

  • Air monitoring
  • When do you need to monitor?
  • Workplace Exposure Limit
  • What does your employer have to do?
  • Biological monitoring
  • How should your rights as an individual be protected?
  • How can chemicals enter your body?

COSHH - Module 5 - Health Surveillance

  • Manage the risk
  • Consult workers about health surveillance
  • Understand your business needs
  • Setting up a health surveillance scheme
  • Act on the results of health surveillance
  • Record keeping
  • Medical records

COSHH - Module 6 - Control Measures

  • What is COSHH for?
  • LEV information for employers
  • Key messages for buying LEV
  • Key messages for when using LEV
  • Key messages for employees
  • Daily checklist for LEV
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Types of PPE
  • Protecting against substances in the workplace
  • Identify the substances handled
  • Identify all other hazards for hands
  • Consider the type and duration of contact
  • Consider the task

COSHH - Module 7 - Principles of Good Practice

  • Principle (a): Design and operate processes and activities to minimise emission, release and spread of substances hazardous to health
  • Principle (b): Take into account all relevant routes of exposure, inhalation, skin and ingestion
  • when developing control measures
  • Principle (c): Control exposure by measures that are proportionate to the health risk
  • Principle (d): Choose the most effective and reliable control options that minimise the escape and spread of substances hazardous to health
  • Principle (e): Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means, provide, in combination with other control measures, suitable PPE
  • Principle (f): Check and review regularly all elements of control measures for their continuing effectiveness

Who is this course for?

COSHH Training

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations exist for the benefit of everyone who comes into contact with potentially hazardous substances at work. As this applies to the vast majority of employees, this course is suitable for anyone looking to take more decisive control over workplace health and safety.

COSHH Training

Employers, managers and team leaders in particular are expected to have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the main principles of COSHH. However, it is equally important for all employees without exception to play a role in building a culture of safety and welfare in the workplace.

COSHH Training

Our full portfolio of online training programs is open for enrolment throughout the year, making now the perfect time to sign up and get started. For more information or to discuss this endorsed COSHH training course in more detail, contact a member of our admissions team today.


COSHH Training

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited COSHH Training Certificate (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

COSHH Training Course Completion Certificate issued by CPD (Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

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