Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessment training

To equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct COSHH assessments effectively and ensure the safe handling, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances in the workplace. It is aimed at managers and supervisors.


  • Be aware of the legislation that deals with the control of substances that are hazardous to health.
  • Understand the terms used in hazard classification: Very Toxic, Toxic, Harmful, Corrosive, Sensitising and Irritant.
  • Understand the risks associated with chemicals and biological agents in the workplace.
  • Be familiar with the relevant Corporate Codes of Practice.
  • Understand the purpose of Safety Data Sheets, and be able to read and understand the different sections of a Safety Data Sheet.
  • Understand how hazards of chemicals are communicated through signal words, pictograms and statements on labels and safety data sheets.
  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment, determine appropriate control measures, and implement control measures effectively to minimise exposure.
  • Understand the risk factors such as frequency and duration of exposure, quantity and concentration of hazardous substance.
  • Understand the purpose and benefits of health surveillance, sampling, monitoring and immunisation.
  • Be able to identify the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and RPEĀ  (Reparatory Protective Equipment) and to be familiar with the principals of the correct selection.
  • Recognise the importance of training, and the communication of hazards and control measures effectively to colleagues.
Last updated on 09/05/2024