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Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH

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Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH


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Every workplace presents exposure to hazardous substances, whether this is exposure to high-risk industrial products or the lower and often-overlooked domestic cleaning products. The Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH is an accredited and regulated course aiming to address hazardous substances' health and safety risks. It specifically covers the risks associated with dangerous substances and offers guidance on how to control the level of exposure within the workplace.
The Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH course has one mandatory unit, divided into three sections. The first section examines the legislation and the associated restrictions around hazardous substance use within the workplace. In addition, it covers the duties this legislation places on the employer and employee and the consequences of non-compliance with these statutory responsibilities. The second section focuses on the concept of COSHH risk assessment and how this practice contributes to the safe use of hazardous substances within the workplace. Finally, the last section covers the precautions and procedures required to control the risks associated with dangerous substances.
Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH is assessed via a single multiple-choice theory-based paper. Learners are given 25 minutes to complete this under strict examination conditions at the end of the course. The pass mark is 10/15.

The duration of the Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH is four hours, and it is typically delivered over an extended morning or afternoon.

This course is aimed at employees who work in an environment where a risk of exposure to hazardous substances exists. Training becomes more critical for those working in medium to high-risk workplaces such as construction sites, manufacturing facilities and healthcare environments.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations place legislative responsibilities on employers and organisations that utilise hazardous substances. They require employers to implement control measures and provide those who are exposed to dangerous substances with suitable information, instruction, and training. Thus, the purpose of the Principles of COSHH training is to help employers meet this responsibility by educating employees on the risks to enable them to make safe and healthy choices when working with harmful substances.