COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 20-21 July 2016

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HSL is to run a 2 day course on COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control.

20-21 July 2016

This two day course gives detailed and practical training on
carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the
assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to

Many people tasked with COSHH assessments are unsure what is
required or where to get information.  Once the initial
assessment is complete, they are often uncertain on how to approach
control, and how to judge when control is adequate.  This
course aims to give that knowledge and those skills.

Day one covers assessing exposure and risk and includes case
studies and the chance to work through examples.  Day two
moves on to implementing exposure controls that are effective and
reliable, and includes practical demonstrations.  The focus
for both days is on practicality and effectiveness.

  • Hazardous substances and risks from over exposure

  • COSHH regulations and what they mean in practice

  • Guidance and finding information

  • Assessments and action plans

  • Adequate control, understanding limits, the principles of good
    control practice

  • Hierarchy of control and reliability

  • Reducing exposure by process change and substitution

  • Choosing and using effective LEV

  • Choosing and using RPE

  • Skin and ingestion exposure

  • Choosing and using PPE


The course will benefit anyone tasked with completing COSHH
assessments and/or implementing controls, whether for the first
time or to improve skills.  This will typically include
managers and supervisors and safety officers, plus other health and
safety professionals looking to refresh or update their skills.

The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at

The cost of the course is £695 per
person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

Comments & Feedback

“The knowledge gained from the trainer was
Sean Thackwell, BOC Group


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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training & Conferences Unit

at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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