This online COSHH training course provides the knowledge needed to work safely around hazardous substances. 

Duration Approx. | 45 minutes

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Every year, thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances, contracting lung disease such as asthma, cancer and skin disease such as dermatitis.  You are probably aware of hazardous substances that are used in your workplace.   Or are created as a consequence of work activities for example welding fumes or quarry dust.

COSHH Regulations require employers to assess the risk to their employees, and to prevent or adequately control those risks.  As part of a range of measures to prevent risks this online COSHH course provides staff with the knowledge needed to recognise hazards and behave appropriately to keep themselves and colleagues safe.

This online COSHH course is designed for the construction sector where for example prolonged contact with wet cement in construction can lead to chemical burns and/or dermatitis.

What you will learn

  • Common Hazardous Substances found in construction
  • How to identify these substances
  • How to protect yourself
  • How to protect others
  • Undertake a COSHH assessment

COSHH Online Training Course content

Section 1 | Definition of COSHH

Health Risks


Employer Responsibilities

Employee Responsibilities

Section 2 | Hazard Symbols

Read the Label

Identifying Substances

Material Safety Data Sheets

Section 3 | Protection and Prevention

Health Conditions

Control Measures

Occupational Asthma


Section 4 | Risk Assessment

Hierarchy of Control Measures

Contaminated Materials

5 Steps

Personal Hygiene

Good Housekeeping



Ideal for

This course is ideal for everyone working in the construction sector.


On successful completion of the online COSHH training course an echo3education completion certificate will be sent.  Successful completion requires achievement of 80% in the final assessment.  the final assessment can be retaken.

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Further Information

What are Hazardous Substances?

Any substance that can harm humans.  Hazards substances can take many forms; Such as chemicals,fumes, dusts, vapours, mists, nanotechnology, gases, biological agents and germs.

What is COSHH?

COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’.  The right controls depend on the risks identified but could include for example; supervision, training, new procedures, specialist ventilation equipment, substituting substances.

Do COSHH regulations cover asbestos? 

No Asbestos has its own regulations.  As do lead and radioactive substances.

Do you need to train contractors?

Yes you must train on site contractors to know what the risks are and how you are controlling them. Employers must also know if contractors are bringing hazardous substances onto your premises and how they will prevent harm to your employees.

What is a COSHH Risk Assessment?  

A risk assessment that focusses on hazardous substances in your workplace.  A COSHH Risk Assessment is a written record identify risks and outlining procedures and also the sensible steps you take to prevent ill health.  Full details here [HSE GUIDE].