Flexible start date




  • Business & Management
  • Construction


  • Online

Why take this course?

Approximately 25 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illness or workplace injury. Within that, a staggering number are a result of work-related incidents which could have easily been avoided.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those risks and how to control and act upon any likely hazards present in your place of work.

What you will experience

This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: The importance of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessments
In this section, you will begin to understand the reason for conducting COSHH risk assessments, what COSHH means and how neglecting its practice and implementation can potentially lead to the harm of employees.

Section 2: Types of hazardous substances
Upon completion of this section, you will be able to identify and classify different forms of hazardous substances and how these substances affect the body to cause harm.

Section 3: Controlling risks from hazardous substances
This section helps you to understand the factors to consider when assessing risks from exposure to hazardous substances, covering the hierarchy of controls in relation to hazardous substances.

Section 4: How a COSHH risk assessment is carried out
Within the final section, you will study the stages of a COSHH risk assessment and learn when it is appropriate to review a COSHH risk assessment.