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Health and Safety: CoSHH for Laboratory Users



Personal Effectiveness


Health, Safety and Environment

About this course:

This course will help you answer questions you may have about risks, risk assessment and hazardous substances.

It will also explain the CoSHH regulations and help delegates complete a CoSHH assessment.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Produce an inventory of substances in their areas of work.

- Identify High, Medium and Low risk substances.

- Complete a risk assessment with confidence.

- Understand the requirements for first aid, fire, storage, spillages and disposal.

- Explain your health and safety requirement of your role.

Who should attend this course:

This course is for staff who are required to complete and manage CoSHH risk assessments and/or are involved in the CoSHH risk assessment process within their College or Service.


Mike Wetherell, Health and Safety Manager or Charles Harrison, Health, Safety and Environment Assistant

What previous participants have said about the course:

"This is really a very practical and well-designed course - Found it really useful and would recommend to any colleague who manages chemicals".

"I gained a better understanding that there is much more information available than just the HSE website to assist in assessing COSHH procedures and that information is constantly changing and updated regarding chemical risks".

"The content and presentation was done in such a way as to keep interest amongst the group during the time".

Before the course:

It is recommended that all participants look and read the CoSHH Safety Standard located at:


Additional resources can be found on our COSHH webpages:

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please e-mail for any queries.

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