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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 7 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health or COSHH regulations apply to any substance that could cause injury or illness to someone and covers most workplaces. If you are dealing with chemicals, even paints and toilet cleaning chemicals or creating anything that could damage someone you are responsible for COSHH.

This ProTrainings level 2 course covers all the basics and is ideal for all members of staff either as induction training or regular training to ensure that everyone knows what the rules are and how to keep safe. In the course, we cover all aspects of COSHH including the latest CPL regulations.

This course is available fully online or nationally through our national network of approved instructors and is a half day course with guided learning hours of 4. If can also be taken alongside our health & safety courses.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings course have the option to choose to take a regulated Level 2 qualification.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Factories
  • Agriculture
  • Hairdressers
  • General business
  • Cleaning 
  • Waste disposal
  • Manufacturing
  • Offices

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 7 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction
    • What does COSHH mean?
    • What is a hazardous substance
    • COSHH risk assessing
    • Stages of a COSHH risk assessment
    • Reviewing COSHH assessments
  • COSHH Regulation
    • CHIP and GHS regulations
    • Labelling of substances - CHIP and CLP symbols
    • Employee and Employer Duties
    • Control of Major Accidents Hazards Regulations 2015
  • Types of Hazardous Substance
    • Mixing of chemicals
    • Liquids
    • Gases and Vapours
    • Lead products
    • Explosive material
    • Solvents
  • How can you be affected?
    • Routes of entry to the body
    • Medical conditions
    • COSHH in the office
  • Protection and accidental exposure
    • Hierarchy of control
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Handling of chemicals
    • COSHH Control measures
    • Accidental Exposure
    • Reporting and Management
    • Cleanup Procedures
    • Medical and dental waste products
    • Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL)
    • Enforcement of COSHH
    • Permit to Work
    • Emergency Procedures
    • COSHH Health surveillance 
    • Storage of chemicals 
    • COSHH cleanup procedures
    • ADR kit and transporting chemicals
  • What is not covered under COSHH
    • Asbestos and its dangers
    • Lead and it's dangers
    • Radioactive Substances 

Learning Outcomes 
1    Understand the importance of COSHH risk assessments
1.1 Outline the reasons for conducting COSHH risk assessments
1.2 Outline the main legislation relating to COSHH risk assessments
2    Know the main types of hazardous substances and how they may cause harm
2.1 Describe different forms of hazardous substances
2.2 Classify different hazardous substances
2.3 Describe the ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body and the harm they can cause
3    Understand the principles of controlling the risks from hazardous substances
3.1 Describe the factors to be considered when assessing the risks from exposure to hazardous substances
3.2 Describe the hierarchy of controls in relation to the control of hazardous substances
4    Understand how a COSHH risk assessment is undertaken
4.1 Describe the stages of a COSHH risk assessment
4.2 Outline the circumstances in which a COSHH risk assessment should be reviewed

  • COSHH Student Manual V8.0 - NEW DESIGN
  • 3M Sorbent Product Brochure Rev A_LoRes
  • A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) 2015
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Darcy Spill Care brochure 2015
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE CHIP Regulations
  • HSE COSHH Work Place Exposure Limits Leaflet
  • HSE Working with substances hazardous to health A brief guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE guide to safety signs in the workplace
  • HSE leaflet on finding Asbestos
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) HSE leaflet
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I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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What People are Saying

“This test has highlighted risks that I was not aware of before hand. I would strongly recommend this website for employers and employees to study. ”

- James, Mobile Vehicle Paint Sprayer from Kent

“I found it very helpful the course uses a video and notes, this helped me to write down notes and continue to listen but recap without pausing the video if I missed or didn't quite hear correctly ”

- Jodine, Lead Dental Nurse from West Yorkshire
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