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COSHH Awareness Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Health and Safety

Course overview

This course has been developed to look at COSHH within the workplace and gain an understanding of how this knowledge should be applied within their roles in the Health and Social Care sector. This course will benefit all staff whose job roles involve them working with substances that can be hazardous to health.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:  
COSHH data sheets, hazard notices and signs, group discussions and small group activities. 
This course has been developed and mapped to:
HSE Guidance on COSHH
HSE Guidance document Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Third edition)  
And the following QCF units:
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care


Course content

Employer/employee responsibilities imposed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Definition and types of substances hazardous to health in the workplace
Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
COSHH – The eight steps
Hazard information and packaging, (CHIP),- Protection by information (symbols and phrases)

Learning outcomes

Explain the importance of good waste management practice in the prevention of the spread of infection
Outline own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to Health and Safety in a work setting
Describe procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
Know how to handle hazardous substances and materials
Carry out own responsibilities for Health and Safety

Duration

3 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at info@uniquetrainingsolutions.co.uk to find out how we can help you with this course.

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