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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Training Course

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This COSHH online training course teaches you about dangerous substances as defined by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). It will provide you with the information you require to identify hazardous substances in the workplace and understand the COSHH regulatory obligations.

After completing this programme, you will be able to conduct a COSHH risk assessment and understand the various control methods that may be adopted to mitigate the hazards that hazardous substances might pose.

Cleaning personnel are likely to come into touch with hazardous substances, which can be hazardous to themselves and others if the risks are not appropriately managed.

This COSHH online training course is also designed for Kitchen staff and Domestic assistants and gives workers who do cleaning tasks the understanding they need to recognise the hazards that hazardous chemicals might pose and how to control them. You will learn about the legal obligations that employers must meet in order to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, as well as what workers must do.

  • Created by professionals in Health and Safety
  • Prepared with compliance to compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • CPD accredited
  • No time restrictions, the training is entirely online.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Instant digital certificate.


Upon the successful completion of our COSHH online training course, you will undertake a 20 question quiz  with a pass mark of 80%. The questions are automatically marked and you will be automatically certificated. If you don’t pass, you can retake the assessment as many times as desired until you pass.

Who is this course for?

This COSHH online training course is appropriate for all levels of employees who work with or may come into contact with hazardous substances at work. To be competent and accomplish their jobs correctly, all employees must have the appropriate knowledge. This includes, but is not limited to, those working in the following occupations:

  • Baking and catering
  • Cleaners
  • Engineers
  • Mechanics and painters
  • Beauty and hairdressing
  • Welders
  • Oil and gas production
  • Printing
  • Agriculture


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The CPD Group has recognised all of our courses as adhering to generally recognised standards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When the course is successfully completed, a quality assured certificate will be issued to you. This can be utilised as proof of conformity and audit.

The renewal term for this course is suggested to be 1 year based on industry best practise guidelines. This suggested renewal date will be printed on your certificate.

Courses content

What is an hazardous substance to health? Who is affected by hazardous substances at work? What is COSHH and who has responsibility for it?,  the COSHH approved code of practise, where does COSHH apply? Why is COSHH important in comparison to other specific laws for hazardous and dangerous substances?, frequent hazardous substances, where are hazardous substances used?, ill-health impacts of hazardous substances, data on ill-health and hazardous substances, and COSHH advantages.

The primary health impacts at work, routes of entry, respiratory illnesses, occupational cancer, skin issues and diseases, occupational dermatitis, occupational asthma, biological agents, toxic or asphyxiant substances, and the health effects of hazardous substances.

What is a risk assessment?, risk assessments and COSHH, and who should do a risk assessment?, identifying hazards, determining who could be injured and how, assessing risks and applying controls, documenting risk assessment results, and reviewing and updating the assessment.

Substitution and process change, engineering controls, a safe work system, storage, transport, handling, and use, personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE), hazard warning labels and packaging, and safety data sheets, maintenance, examinations, and testing, pre-use checks, monitoring exposure in the workplace, health surveillance, information and training.

COSHH Learning Outcomes

By the end this session participants will be able to understand:

  • What are substances hazardous to health?
  • COSHH Legal Aspects
  • Categories of hazardous substances
  • COSHH risk assessments & control measures
  • Potential harm caused by hazardous substances
  • Identifying hazard symbols

How do our courses work?​

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1.  Purchase and payment

Add the course of your choice into the basket. After adding all the courses you require, proceed to our easy checkout procedure to make a payment with a debit or credit card.

There is also the option to pay by invoice for businesses booking ten or more courses.

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2. Course access

After making your purchase, go to your email account, look for an email from Coral & Reed Ltd where you will find the information you need to begin your training (use your username and login using the password you created).

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3. Certificate

After successfully completed your course, you can immediately download your digital certificate as a PDF.

4. Continued Support

If at any point during your course you require assistance, our helpful customer support staff is eager to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at or call us at 01753 463464, and we’ll try our best to address any queries you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our course are available to all leaners across the world and can be paid for using a Debit card.

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

All our courses will differ, according to the learning resource, but traditionally, previous learners have taken as little as 1 hour up to 3 hours. You have access to the courses once purchased for a period of 1 year.

Certificates are usually available immediately after completing the course. Click on the certificate button to download and save it somewhere easy to remember. If the course was purchased for you by your employer, please contact them for a copy of your certificate.

Once a course is purchased, go to our website – and log in at the top by entering your user name and password. A list of courses should appear on the screen. Click on a course. On your desired course page, scroll down to course content and select the 1st module, Study the learning material, click mark complete and click lesson content to access your assessment or next lesson where lesson content is missing.

Yes, of course. Courses purchased can be completed on the phone, tablet or on a laptop.

Once the purchase of the course is complete, please allow up to 10 minutes before checking your email for log in details. Where details have not been emailed automatically please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can either choose to purchase a single course, a number of courses or a pack of
courses. Individuals wishing to purchase single courses for themselves are advised to click
Start Course, Take this Course, select individual for a single learner, or Group for individuals
purchasing on behalf of their company, add to basket and proceed to checkout.

You can also choose to undertake your course in a classroom setting, remotely from home
(Virtually) or do it online (E – Learning). Virtual and classroom courses can be booked in while online courses are purchased on

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

One (1) CPD point is normally earned for every hour of study. On the corresponding course page, you can find a schedule, outlining how long we estimated each course to last.

Yes. Even after finishing the course, you may log in using your username and password to access the training materials whenever you choose.

No, there isn’t a time limit on how soon you must finish the training after placing a purchase since we want our courses to fit your schedule. Additionally, you may divide your training into as many sessions as you choose because the programme tracks your success as you go along. You are totally free to study at your own speed.

Based on best practise recommendations, the majority of our training courses include a suggested date for renewal, which is 1 Year.  The certificate you receive after finishing the course will include this date.

Simply go to the course page for the training renewal and make another complete course purchase. You may be confident that you are buying the most recent edition because our courses are frequently updated to reflect changes in statutory requirements.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay for our courses.

Please get in touch with our team so they can handle this for you. Call us at 01753 463464 or send an email to

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