Duration: 1 Day
Certificate valid for 3 years
The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of COSHH regulations and requirements.
Suitable for all employees, this 4 hour course is ideal for those who wish to work in environments with hazardous substances, such as: healthcare, manufacturing, cleaning, transport, utilities and office environments.
Candidates will learn about the legal requirements relating to hazardous substances, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances, as well as the precautions and procedures required to ensure that the risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.
Legal requirements relating to hazardous substances in the workplace:
- Employer duties
- Employee duties
- Consequences for non-compliance
- Communicating safety information
The different forms that hazardous substances can take
Effects that may arise after exposure to hazardous substances
The different routes that hazardous substances can enter the body
How risk assessments reduce accidents and ill health at work
The five step process of risk assessment
The control hierarchy in relation to the safe use, handling, transportation, storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health
Information to refer to when identifying and using hazardous substances
Procedures for dealing with an incident involving hazardous substances
Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent.