Learn how to implement the intentions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the COSHH Regulations and other related regulations with this training course
Defined “hazardous substances”, “hazard”, “risk of exposure” and “control”.
Identified hazardous substances.
Interpreted the company’s policies and systems of work.
Background to COSHH
Aims. Purpose. Legal background. Linking legislation. Summary of COSHH regulations
Identifying hazardous substances
Substances used at work. COSHH codes. Substances hazardous to health
Hazard and risk
Definitions. Routes of entry. Hazard effects
Controls of hazardous substances
Existing methods. Practical exercise
Sources of information
Information needed. Questions to ask
Assessment of risk
The basis of assessment. Competence of assessors. Forms. Practical risk assessment
Maintenance of controls
Controls of use. COSHH requirements for maintenance and testing. Monitoring exposure. Information and training
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