Hazardous substances can be found everywhere, both in professional and domestic settings alike. Substances that have the potential to cause harm or even death are rarely more than a few meters away from any given person at any time of day, though are in all cases only ever as harmful as the manner in which they are approached and handled.
A hazard avoided is no longer a hazard – this is the primary, basic teaching of most health and safety training courses. In the case of hazardous substances, the key lies in knowing how to approach, handle, store, use and dispose of a variety of substances in accordance with strict guidelines, which if followed vastly reduce the likelihood of anyone suffering an accident or coming to any harm.
Hazardous substances must be handled with a highly specified degree of care by law, outlined in a strict regulatory guide known as COSHH.
Our COSHH Level 2 course is both ideal and essential for anyone working in an environment where hazardous substances are either abundantly present or used on a regular basis. From offices to transport companies to healthcare to factories to laboratories to food service environments and more, any of these industry areas would qualify as an example of a high-risk hazardous substance environment.
Delegates are introduced to the basics of substance control and handling, along with more advanced teachings on the minimising of risks and keeping the workplace as a whole safe. In addition, the course also covers what happens during a full COSHH assessment and how to ensure the working environment abides follows the law at all times.
Outline of Course Programme
- Definition and types of substances hazardous to health in the workplace
- Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
- COSHH assessments and control methods
- Responsibilities imposed by the COSHH Regulations 2002
Employees coming into contact with hazardous substances
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Yes – on completion delegates are awarded with the Level 2 Award in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health RQF (QCF)).
Recommend refresher course every 1-3 years.