COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Training

This online COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Training course covers all the information necessary to keep you safe from substances that could be potentially harmful to their health. It covers all aspects of chemical and hazardous substance safety in the workplace and is essential training across a range of industries. Our COSHH Training is IOSH Approved and CPD Accredited for your reassurance and takes just 25 minutes to complete.


  • Gain a better understanding of the 6 Simple Steps in controlling health & safety risks
  • Be able to identify the different types of hazard symbols
  • Gain a better understanding of the different types of hazardous substances

It is estimated that hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year, making it one of the biggest contributors to occupational deaths worldwide.

All levels of staff and management should be able to recognise the potential hazards posed by their work, be able to take action to reduce or eliminate the risks and understand the role of personal protection in ensuring good occupational health.

Equip yourself with the knowledge needed to safely store hazardous chemicals and how to respond if you are exposed to hazardous chemicals; and gain a solid understanding of the hazard symbols and the ‘6 simple steps’.


  • Unit 1 – Introduction to COSHH – In our first unit we will be exploring what COSHH legislation is for, including what is a hazardous substance and what is covered under the regulations. We will also be looking at how a person can come into contact with hazardous substances and the job roles that are high risk.
  • Unit 2 – COSHH Legislation – In this unit we will be looking at the history of legislations relating to hazardous substances in the work place, as well as the different legal requirements and legislations. We will also look at enforcement action that can be taken if a duty holder is found to be in breach of the regulations.
  • Unit 3 – Health Risks Associated with Hazardous Substances – This unit will explore who can be affected if workers suffer from ill-health as a result of exposure to chemicals. It will also explore the common health hazards associated with hazardous substances in the workplace.
  • Unit 4 – Identifying Hazardous Substances in the Workplace – In this unit we will be looking at the different types of hazardous substance that can be found in the workplace and the methods of identifying them. We will then look at how important safety data sheets are and how to use them.
  • Unit 5 – COSHH Risk Assessment and Control Measures – In our final unit we will be looking at why it is important to do risk assessments in the work place. The steps to carry out a COSHH assessment will be explained, as well as the arrangements for accidents, incidents and emergencies that could occur.
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Course information:

Awarding body:
CPD Accredited & IOSH Approved
Course duration:
25 Minutes
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Who is this course for?

The HSE state that all employers must provide information, training and instruction to all staff who work with hazardous substances. This also includes cleaning staff and maintenance staff.

Key facts:

  • Printable Certificate Generated
  • CPD Accredited
  • IOSH Approved

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