Type Health & Safety Languages 28 Languages Duration 25 minutes

Our COSHH Training guide will help you understand how to control substances that are hazardous to health. It’s an essential area to train your staff in, so that they’re protected against potentially dangerous substances.


Our online COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Training course covers all the information necessary to keep your staff safe from substances that could be harmful to their health. It covers all aspects of chemical and hazardous substance safety in the workplace, and it’s a mandatory area of training across a range of industries. The course is IOSH Approved and CPD Accredited, and takes just 25 minutes to complete.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a solid understanding of the 6 Simple Steps to manage health & safety risks
  • Identify the different types of hazard symbols.
  • Learn about the different types of hazardous substances.

Course Structure

The course is broken down into 3 main sections:

  1. Hazardous Substances: being in contact with them, and the effects of exposure.
  2. Hazard Symbols
  3. 6 Simple Steps

Course Overview

The HSE state that all employers must provide information, training and instruction to all staff who work with hazardous substances. This also includes cleaning and maintenance staff.

It’s estimated that hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year, making it one of the biggest contributors to occupational deaths worldwide.

By taking our in-depth COSHH training, you can help to ensure that everyone in the workplace is capable of working safely.

The course identifies hazardous substances and explains what they are used for, and how they could be harmful. You’ll also learn about the ways to conduct proper COSHH Risk Assessments and correct storage procedures.

Every single employee involved should be able to recognise and reduce the risks of potential hazards posed by their work. They also need to know the role of personal protection in ensuring good occupational health.

Equip your staff with the knowledge they need to safely store hazardous chemicals and how to respond quickly if they’re exposed to them. Give them a specific understanding of the hazard symbols and the '6 simple steps', to ensure they’re working as safely as possible.

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COSHH Training certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

The COSHH Training course concludes with a 20-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your COSHH Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Why is COSHH training important?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 places duties on employers to protect employees (and anyone else who comes into the workplace) from the hazards of substances used in that work environment. It requires any potential risks to be assessed, and any exposure controlled. Procedures must be put in place to deal with accidents, incidents, and emergencies. Finally, information, instruction and training must be supplied for persons who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health.

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Benefits to Your Business

Every year there are over 650,000 deaths and countless cases of illness caused by dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

COSHH was introduced to reduce the risks associated with hazardous substances. Employers are required to provide information, training, and instruction to all staff regarding safe working practices. Doing so will help you to avoid accidents, as well as maintain the health & safety of your staff. You’ll also reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment, increase staff productivity, improve your public image, and reduce costs related to lost working days as well as potential legal costs.