It is important that where we use hazardous substances at work the use is risk assessed to ensure that their use or misuse does not cause adverse health affects. This course ensures that delegates can develop the skills and gain the information needed to be able to carry out COSHH assessments in their workplaces. COSHH is a useful tool in supporting managers to manage chemical risks at work.
The course is an interactive session which allows delegates to participate in activities, ask questions and develop the risk assessment skills they need to assess the risk of substances in their workplace. The course includes the steps to a successful completion of a COSHH assessment which include: Step 1 - Gathering information about the substances, the work and the working practices Step 2 - Evaluating the risks to health (risk assessment) Step 3 - Deciding on the necessary measures to control risk Step 4 - Recording the assessment. Step 5 - Reviewing the assessment
This course will enable you to:
~ Define “substances hazardous to health”. ~ Identify and assess the risk to health and safety from substances in their workplace. ~ Eliminate or adequately control the risks identified. ~ Understand what health surveillance and/or monitoring may be required. ~ Record the assessment and the necessary control measures. ~ Understand the need to provide information, instruction and training as required.
This course is suitable for anyone who will be creating and/or coordinating COSHH Risk Assessments in their workplace.