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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

This course has been approved by IOSH.

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

  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

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

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

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

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

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.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

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).

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

Our pricing structure

We offer tailored services as well as our off the shelf packages, offering you exceptional value for money.

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All of the courses in our Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training ranges in one package plus exceptional benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute and unlimited support!

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All courses in your chosen range
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New courses added regularly
Branded, downloadable posters to reinforce your training messages
Course updates when released

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

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.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

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.

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.

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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