Principles of COSHH
Duration ½ Day
|Introduction||Principles of COSHH is a four hour training session to raise awareness of substances hazardous to health. Successful completion will prepare candidates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.|
|Certification||In house certificate supplied by Zenith and signed by chartered safety practitioner|
|Who should attend||It is aimed at those who use substances hazardous to health at work and introduces users to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks and controls available and what to expect from a COSHH assessment.|
|Course Outcome||The qualification is not intended to train clients to carry out COSHH assessments but will provide training on working with hazardous substances. The objective is to ensure complete understanding of the requirements laid out within the COSHH regulations|
|Course Syllabus||Topic areas covered :
Recognising different hazard symbols, i.e.
Recognising different hazardous substances that cause injury by:
Inhalation, causing damage to lungs, or asthma, e.g. from dusts, vapours.
The assessment should identify? What is the known effect of the substance on a person? What are the known long and short-term effects on that person? How the substance is used, who by and for how long?
Are any existing precautions being taken and how effective are these? If these precautions fail, what exposure is likely to occur?
If there is an accidental spillage, what exposure is likely and to whom?
|Assessment||20 multiple choice questions|