Certificate in Handling, Storing and Disposing of Hazardous Materials

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Certificate in Handling, Storing and Disposing of Hazardous Materials

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Duration: 26 mins (approx)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 places a responsibility on all schools to control substances that are hazardous to health. It is essential that all staff are able to recognise potential hazards, create a safe working environment and respond effectively in the event of an emergency.

Our Essential CPD course on handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety requirements when dealing with hazardous substances. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training on handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert James Whelan, the course has been divided into seven easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your legislative duties and conducting a COSHH risk assessment.
  • Recognising different hazardous substances and the impact they can have on health and safety.
  • Identifying the procedures to help reduce and control exposure in a workplace environment.
  • Understanding the hierarchy of controls and how to effectively dispose of different types of hazardous waste.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by subject matter expert James Whelan, the course has been divided into seven easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your complianc...

Module 1: What are hazardous substances?

In module 1, you will learn what hazardous substances are, what different forms hazardous substances can take, the effects of hazardous substances and how they can get into the body.

Module 2: Law regarding hazardous substances

Module 2 will explore what the law is around hazardous substances and the legal obligations that fall on employers. It will explain what COSHH is, break down the different regulations and cover what exactly health surveillance is.

Module 3: Classification and COSHH symbols

In module 3 you will learn more about the different classifications of hazardous substances and how to recognise different COSHH symbols. It will also provide examples as to where these substances might be found on a day to day basis.

Module 4: Assessment of health risks – COSHH assessment

Module 4 will cover what a COSHH assessment is and how it should be used. It will also go through each of the five steps which make up a best practice COSHH assessment.

Module 5: Sources of information

In module 5 you will explore what the three main forms of information for hazardous substances are. It will cover what each of the sources of information will provide you with and what a typical data safety sheet will include.

Module 6: Hierarchy of controls

Module 6 will explain what the hierarchy of controls is and how hazards should be reduced to the lowest level of risk that is reasonably practical.

Module 7: Hazardous waste disposal

In the final module you will learn how waste material, including chemical waste, becomes hazardous. It will cover the different categories that hazardous waste falls into and what the regulations are under COSHH.

James Whelan

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James Whelan

Chartered health and safety expert with extensive experience of delivering workplace training.
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