What do you need to know about the COSHH principles? Pt.1

If you work in certain industries, you will need to undergo particular health and safety training courses in order to protect yourself and the people you work with. One such training course is the CIEH Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH.

What is COSHH?

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002). This is the law which requires employers to control hazardous substances and prevent worker exposure to them. Employers should therefore send employees dealing with hazardous substances on a COSHH training course, as well as taking other precautionary measures.

Who needs COSHH training?

Generally speaking, people working in the following industries may need to undergo COSHH health and safety training:

• Engineering
• Cleaning
• Agriculture
• Baking
• Beauty and hairdressing
• Catering
• Motor vehicle repair
• Printing
• Woodworking
• Offshore oil and gas
• Welding

However, if you work with chemicals or other potentially hazardous substances, you can benefit from undergoing a session of COSHH training.

See part 2 of this guide to find out what topics will be covered on a COSHH training course, and what you will learn.

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