* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2017 Issue no. 764

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COSHH Training - Practical Assessment & Control

* COSHH-Training.jpgThe Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

The HSL believes that many people tasked with COSHH assessments are unsure of 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.

The course will cover:

* 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. Health & safety professionals looking to refresh or update their skills may also benefit but the course assumes no prior knowledge and therefore includes basic concepts and information.

Sean Thackwell, of BOC Group, who attended the course last time it was held, says: "The knowledge gained from the trainer was exceptional".

T: +44 (0)1298 218806
E: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk

9th March 2017




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