SPGS 006 : Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

SPGS 006 : Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

  • course description:

    This COSHH training course is designed to give workers knowledge of the health risks surrounding work with hazardous substances, including how to undertake a COSHH assessment by identifying the risks and the control measures needed, and ensure that they understand how to work safely with hazardous substances.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances/chemicals.
    - Identify hazardous substances.
    - State the principles for controlling hazardous substances/chemicals.
    - Understand the value of a COSHH assessment.
    - Recognize the requirement for a COSHH assessment.
    - Contribute to the safe management of hazardous substances/chemicals.

  • Course outlines:

    - Definition and types of hazardous substances.
    - Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes.
    - Basic terminology and classification - in relation to hazardous substances.
    - COSHH regulations, awareness and assessment.
    - Control strategies for hazardous substances/chemicals.
    - Personal protective equipment – selection, benefits and limitations.
    - Risk assessment - essential steps.
    - Sources of information - effective interpretation, MSDS.
    - REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) regulations.
    - Responsibilities under the regulations.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Cleaning and Storage of hazardous substances/chemicals.

  • who should attend?

    - All levels of employees who work, or may come into contact, with hazardous substances in the workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, laboratory chemists, lab technicians and materials testing personnel.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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