COSHH General Safety Leaflet

COSHH Course Introduction

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

Hazardous substances include:

  • substances used directly in work activities (e.g. adhesives, paints, cleaning agents);
  • substances generated during work activities(e.g.fumes from soldering and welding);
  • naturally occurring substances (e.g.graindust);
  • biological agents such as bacteria and othe rmicro-organisms.

COSHH Course Design.

The COSHH Course is designed for anyone who stores, handles or uses potentially hazardous chemicals.

Elements of this training are delivered as part of other Training Courses we provide but is offered here as “Stand Alone” training for:

  1. Initial training
  2. Refresher training.

COSHH Course Content

The course consists of:

  1. Chemical Register
  2. Chemical Assessments, their review and revision
  3. Identification of “control measure” to reduce exposure to a substance hazardous to health
  4. The need for monitoring exposure at the workplace
  5. Identification of potential “hazards” in relation to a substance
  6. Understand the need for “health surveillance” and the need to maintain health records.
  7. Definition of:
    –  “inhalable dust”
    –  “respirable dust”
    –  “maximum exposure limit”
    –  “occupational exposure standard”
  8. Recognise the information contained on a “safety data sheet”
  9. Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemicals
  10. Recognise and understand:
    –  Risk Phrases
    –  Safety Phrases
    –  Hazard Phrases
  11. Standards and provision of necessary PPE
  12. Emergency Procedures

COSHH covers chemicals that are primarily toxic and have been classified as hazardous. The Control of substances hazardous to health regulations do not cover chemicals which are primarily flammable or explosive.  These are covered by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations.

Signs of Carbon Monoxde .

COSHH Course Pre-requisites


COSHH Course Notes

  1. It is a legal requirement that all employees who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health should be provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training
  2. The training detailed on this page is “generic” training to comply with the regulations.
  3. Training can be carried out at your premises provided suitable resources are available:
    • Sufficient space to accommodate course numbers
    • Space to use whiteboard, laptop and projector
  4. Specific training can be designed and delivered to meet your needs.
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Carbon Monoxide

Chemicals have more than one chemical property ie

Carbon Monoxide is both toxic and flammable.
The most dangerous property is its toxicity so therefore it would be classed as toxic in that by the stage it reaches its flammable range anyone exposed to it would be dead due to CO poisoning.

COSHH Course Venue

Training can be conducted at:

  • Fire Safety Trainer practical training premises.
    Details of these can be found on the contact page.
  • Your premises.  Please see the attached notes.
  • Other suitable agreed venues.

COSHH Course Duration

4 hrs 

COSHH Course Size

Maximum 12
Minimum 6

Course Assessment

  • In house written tick box questionnaire
  • Practical assessment and recorded to our standards

Course Qualification

  • Candidates will obtain our company certification of successful pass.
  • Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.

Course Refresher

Determined by Employer based on:

  • Perceived need
  • Change in substances, equipment or safety procedures