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COSHH: Practical Assessment and Control


This two-day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

Many people tasked with COSHH assessments are unsure what is required or where to get information.  Once the initial assessment is complete, they are often uncertain on how to approach control and how to judge when control is adequate.  This course aims to give that knowledge and those skills.

The first day covers assessing exposure and risk, and includes case studies and the chance to work through examples.  The second day moves on to implementing exposure controls that are effective and reliable. The focus for both days is on practicality and effectiveness.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Identify which substances are hazardous and understand the risks from over exposure
  • Understand the COSHH regulations and what they mean in practice
  • Complete COSHH assessments and action plans
  • Understand the principles of good control practice, including the hieraRchy of control and reliability
  • Understand how to reduce exposure by process change and substitution
  • Choose and use effective local exhaust ventilation (LEV), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and personal protective equipment (PPE)

What the course will cover

The course provides an overview of the COSHH regulations and what they mean in practice. Delegates will look at hazardous substances and understand the risk from over exposure by looking at the guidance and finding information. Delegates will look at adequate control, understanding limits and the principles of good control practice. They will examine the hierarchy of control and reliability, learn how to reduce exposure by process change and substitution and learn how to complete COSHH assessments and actions plans. Delegates will also look at exposure routes and how to choose and use effective controls such as LEV, RPE and PPE.

Who should attend?

The course will benefit anyone tasked with completing COSHH assessments and/or implementing controls, whether for the first time or to improve skills.  This will typically include managers and supervisors and safety officers.  Health and safety professionals looking to refresh or update their skills may also benefit, but please note that the course assumes no prior knowledge and therefore includes basic concepts and information.

Live online course information

Our  live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.


£875 per person (includes digital training resources and certificate of attendance).

Comments and feedback

"The knowledge gained from the trainer was exceptional."

Sean Thackwell, BOC Group Limited

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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