COSHH Interactive

  • Description



Hazardous substances can threaten short or long term health. There are thousands of accidents every year involving hazardous substances. This course is designed to raise awareness of the key points in the safe handling and use of hazardous
substances that could harm you or your colleagues.

Course Overview

At the end of the course, trainees will:

  • Define what the COSHH regulations are
  • Identify the hazards in your workplace
  • Recognise the key exposure routes and describe exposure limits
  • Understand the importance of Safety Data Sheets
  • Understand how to use Personal Protective Equipment correctly
  • Recognise the importance of monitoring and health surveillance.

Course chapters

1. Defining COSHH
In this section, we’ll cover what COSHH is and who is affected by it, the responsibilities of employers’ and employees’, what is a hazardous substance and what is covered by the COSHH regulations.
2. Identifying Hazards and Assessing Risks
In this section, we’ll cover the COSHH assessment and your role, the key steps of a COSHH assessment, Safety Data Sheets and how they help as well as hazard symbols.
3. Exposure and Control Measures
In this section, you’ll cover the key exposure routes and workplace exposure limits. Preventing exposure, controlling exposure and control measures.
4. Personal Protective Equipment
In this section, you’ll cover what Personal Protective Equipment is, the types of PPE and their correct uses.
5. Other Factors
In this section, we’ll cover monitoring and health surveillance in the workplace, the need for information, training and instruction, as well as how to handle emergencies.

Who will it benefit?

This training course is suitable for all those with responsibility for using, handling, transporting and storing hazardous substances.

How it works?

COSHH is delivered online as an interactive course to each trainee on their computers, or portable device at any internet enabled location. The interactive course is engaging, informative and exciting to use.

Using up-to-date, modern graphical images, users will be faced with a selection of interactive elements and mini quizzes to test their knowledge.

Users will receive informative advice and guidance and will be tested on their understanding of the subject at the end of the course by completing the compulsory self-test.

This course also features a risk checklist which asks the user a series of questions relating to their current working environment.

Course Format: Interactive
Running Time: 30-35 minutes

Technical Information

Internet Access:
Users will need a computer or apple device with a web browser and an internet connection to access Knight Learning e-Learning Solutions.
Minimum Recommended Bandwidth:
One of the following web-browsers, latest versions as maintained and supported by the manufacturer:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Latest versions as maintained and
    supported by the manufacturer
  • Google Chrome
Additional Software:
Adobe Reader or Reader DC (for viewing of PDF documents
downloadable from the solution where applicable)
Flash player: Version as recommended by Adobe
  • Enable JavaScript
  • Allow cookies
  • Processor: 600MHz
  • Minimum Hard Disk Space Required: 1GB
  • RAM: OS Dependent
The courses contain audio, system requirements for running
the courses are browser dependent. Where no enabled audio
device is detected and the browser defines that this is required
the user will be informed via an error message window upon
launching the course.