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CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH

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Course Summary

Course Title:

Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH

Syllabus > Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH
Course Reference: IHS
Discipline: Health & Safety
Accrediting Organisation: CIEH
Course summary:

This qualification replaces the old CIEH Principles of COSHH certificate.

It is designed for all of those people that handle hazardous substances on a daily basis to enable them to contribute to a safer workplace environment.

Difficulty: Level 2 Health & Safety qualification
Location: Client's preference, nationwide
Upcoming course dates: At client's request
Duration: Half day training programme.
Fee: Price upon request

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH: Course details


This course is designed for thise that use substances that are hazardous to health at work.

Its main purpose is to enable learners to understand the basic principles of COSHH so that they do not put themselves or others at risk from the mis-use of these substances.

Suitable for: all employees.

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH: Course objectives

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

  • explain what is meant by the term 'COSHH' and identify substances that are hazardous to health in their workplace;
  • explain how COSHH is implemented in the workplace;
  • Understand the practical implications of COSHH and identify the need for personal protective equioment

Exam Format

Assessment is by means of a 30 question multiple choice paper held at the end of the course.

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH: Course content

Topics 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 2002.


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