Approximately 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness or workplace injury during 2012. Some of these are injuries and illnesses that can be easily 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. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and safety at work, this is also beneficial for general knowledge. Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.

  • Place of study: Learn from home
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course, no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 3 hours.
  • Full customer service support will be provided throughout the course.

Within this risk assessment training, learners will cover the following:

Section 1: The importance of COSHH risk assessments
In this section, learners will develop an understanding of the reasons for conducting COSHH risk assessments and the main legislation that informs COSHH risk assessments.

Section 2: Types of hazardous substances
Your learners will discover how to recognise and classify different forms of hazardous substances and how these substances affect the body and cause harm.

Section 3: Controlling risks from hazardous substances
This section will help your learners to understand the factors that need to be considered 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
In this section, learners study the process and distinct steps of a COSHH risk assessment and the circumstances in which a COSHH risk assessment need to be reviewed.

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