Hazardous Substances

Our online Hazardous Substances and COSHH course explores the hazardous substances learners might be exposed to at work and the appropriate control measures

Key Learning Points:

  • How to work safely with hazardous substances
  • Recognising hazardous substances and understanding their symbols
  • Where to find information about hazardous substances
  • The importance of a COSHH risk assessment
  • What to do in the event of a spillage
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
Hazardous Substances
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Course Overview

Working with hazardous substances is a dangerous business. It's vital that proper training is given to any employee who may be exposed to them. The range of substances classed as hazardous is vast and most workplaces will store some, even if they are not part of their daily work processes.

Our Hazardous Substances eLearning course is designed to help learners identify hazardous substances and the control measures to protect themselves and the people around them.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 20 minutes
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
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Course Contents

Our Hazardous Substances online course is broken down into two modules and an assessment. These are:

How to handle Hazardous Substances
How to handle Hazardous Substances
There are hazardous substances present in nearly every workplace. Knowing how to recognise them and handle them correctly is an extremely important part of balanced health and safety training for all employees. The course covers all aspects of hazardous substances training, from risk assessments to working safely with them.
The Dangers of Hazardous Substances
The Dangers of Hazardous Substances
This module explores how to identify hazardous substances. It covers hazardous substance symbols, what they mean, how hazardous substances can create physical, health and environmental hazards and how they can enter the body. Learn what to consider in carrying out a risk assessment and relevant legislation (e.g. DSEAR, COSHH).
Dealing with Hazardous Substances
Dealing with Hazardous Substances
This module covers the most effective ways in which to deal with hazardous substances and what to do in the event of a spillage. It explores where to find information about hazardous substances and the control measures that should be undertaken. Find out which steps employers should take to protect workers from potentially hazardous substances.

Who Should Take This Course?

Every employee needs to know about hazardous substances and what to do in the case of a spillage. The course is particularly useful for people transporting, handling or using hazardous substances in their jobs.

  • Lab workers
  • Hospital staff
  • Cleaners
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste disposal staff

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about hazardous substances. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass. The assessment can be re-taken if needed.

How well do you understand hazardous substances? Test your knowledge and understanding. If you answer a question incorrectly, the Correct Answer button will appear, allowing you to review the question and the correct answer(s).

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Management in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

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101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
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The Importance of Hazardous Substances Training

Hazardous substances can take the form of solids, liquids, gases and fumes within the workplace. Under COSHH, substances are classified according to their risk as toxic, very toxic, corrosive, harmful, or irritant.

Employees taking our Hazardous Substances training courses will be well-equipped to understand hazardous substances and how to handle them safely, making health and safety issues less likely to arise. Learners will enjoy a grounding in where to find the relevant information on each hazardous substance, the meaning of hazardous substance symbols and what to do if a spillage occurs.

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FAQ's

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What is considered a hazardous substance?
A hazardous substance is any material that can potentially cause damage to a person, an animal or the environment. Hazardous substances can be in solid, liquid or gas form. They require very careful handling and storage to prevent them from inflicting damage. It is important to recognise a product’s safety warnings.
What does COSHH mean?
COSHH means “the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health” and refers to the regulations that cover hazardous substances in the UK. Almost every workplace has some form of hazardous substance - even everyday cleaning products can be hazardous if used incorrectly or badly stored. All employers need to think through their policy on hazardous substances.
What are some examples of hazardous substances?
Hazardous substances include cleaning materials, chemicals, human or animal waste, drugs and paints. Most workplaces will have hazardous substances stored on-site, even if only cleaning products, so it is important for all employees to be aware of the potentially hazardous substances around them and how to store them correctly.

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