CIEH Principles and COSHH

Principles of COSHH is a stand-alone level 1 qualification, which compliments the CIEH Basic Health & Safety programme. It is aimed at those who use substances hazardous to health at work and introduces students to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks involved and controls available and what to expect from a COSHH assessment.

Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Whilst this unit of study can be delivered as a stand-alone qualification and there are no specific requisites, it is strongly recommended that students should already hold the CIEH Basic Health & Safety Certificate.

Topic Areas Covered:

  • Work in a safe and healthy manner and contribute to improving health and safety within an organisation\u2019s policy.
  • Identify key hazards in their own workplace.
  • Understand the importance of health and safety rules and working procedures. \uF0B7
  • Report potential health and safety problems.
  • Be responsible for their own actions.

The syllabus is generic in nature \u2013 it sets out the principles of health and safety:

  • Definition and types of substances hazardous to health in the workplace
  • Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
  • COSHH assessments and control options
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

Objectives:

By the end of the programme, the student will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term \u201Csubstance hazardous to health\u201D and give examples
  • Explain how hazardous substances can cause ill health and injury and give examples
  • Explain how hazardous substances can cause ill health and injury and give examples
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a COSHH assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
  • State the different ways in which hazardous substances may be identified.