COSHH Regulations Require employers to control exposure from any substance that may be hazardous to health. The accountability for health and safety and COSHH lies primarily with employers, but everybody has a responsibility to work safely.

The Course

The Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF) has been developed to give learners who may have contact with hazardous substances the skills and knowledge to recognise the risks associated with them and how to control them.

The qualification covers workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities, as well as office and classroom environments. It aims to support workplace roles, but can be used for younger learners preparing for employment or wanting to progress onto further learning in a related area.

Course Content

  • Introduction to health and safety in the workplace
  • Terminology and definitions
  • Legislation and enforcement
  • COSHH Regulations
  • Substances covered under COSHH
  • Routes of exposure
  • Effects of hazardous substances
  • COSHH assessments and control measures
  • Safe systems of work
  • Common hazards and effective controls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Monitoring and health surveillance