MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Course (COSHH) - Level 2 Award

CIEH Level 2 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Course (COSHH)


This half day course complements the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace course and covers the requirements under COSHH in greater detail.

The principals of COSHH course is aimed at those who use substances hazardous to health at work and introduces candidates to the hazards associated with those substances, the risks and controls available and what to expect from a COSHH assessment.

Successful completion will prepare candidates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances.

Areas Covered

  • 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 2004


By the end of the course the candidate will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term 'substance hazardous to health' and give examples.

  • Explain how hazardous substances can cause ill-health and injury and give examples.
  • State the principles for controlling substances hazardous to health and apply these in a practical context.
  • 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 provision of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2004.

On successful completion of a multiple-choice question paper, candidates will receive a certificate from The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.