Understand assessment of chemicals and other hazardous substances, exposure levels and suitable control measures to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
This CoSHH Assessment course explains not only the thought process for assessing the risks of hazardous substances, but also the fundamental principles behind effective control of substances hazardous to health. We learn how to identify hazardous substances, the difference between Acute and Chronic effects and explore the various methods of controlling exposures.
The course explains the scope of the CoSHH regulations requirements, in that Hazardous Substances is a wider term including not only chemicals, but also biological materials, dusts and any other substance that can cause us harm. We look carefully at the new Global Harmonisation System (GHS) symbols, H codes and Precautionary statements to gain a greater understanding of the information provided within Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Provided by AGCC Training. The course takes you through a detailed understanding of the components of a CoSHH assessment, giving 6 exposure scenarios, and uses the scenarios to describe how the Hierarchy of control should be used within the CoSHH Assessment process, giving practical examples. We also learn how a risk matrix can help make a risk judgement, and additional factors are explored such as Human Factors and how they influence the organisation, Job/Tasks, and Individuals.