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COSHH Essentials


Let me start by asking you this; do you work with harmful substances?

If you answered no – it’s likely you have fallen for a common hazardous substance myth. It might not be obvious, but the reality is most workplaces use substances that can be hazardous to health. 

Chemicals and other hazardous substances can put your health at risk, so understandably, the law requires employers to control exposure to such substances under the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health regulations – often shortened to COSHH.

This introduction to COSHH course explains what a hazardous substance is and where they can be found in the workplace. You’ll find out what kinds of health risks are associated with them and we’ll also cover the benefits of following COSHH guidelines. 


  • COSHH - Trailer
  • What is a Substance Hazardous to Health Part 1
  • What is a Substance Hazardous to Health - Part 2
  • Effects of Hazardous Substances
  • Effects on the Human Body
  • Legislation, Rules and Regulations
  • COSHH Principles
  • COSHH Final Summary


There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.


At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.


Once a learner has passed the assessment at the end of the course, they will be able to download a learndirect certificate to confirm their progress.

This course provides measures that you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees from hazardous substances at work. It will also be useful to any employees and their safety representatives who work with hazardous substances.

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