For COSHH Risk Assessment
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill-health.The Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment aims to provide supervisors and employees with knowledge and understanding of the COSHH risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance to the regulations and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The online assessment task relates directly to the candidate’s workplace and tests the application of learning in a practical context.
While the Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment is a stand-alone qualification, it allows for lateral progression to other British Safety Council Level 2 qualifications covering risk assessments in DSE, Fire and Manual Handling, and vertical progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
Relationship to National Occupational Standards
The content of the Level 2 Award in COSHH Risk Assessment has been mapped to Units HSS1 and HSS6 of the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
The qualification comprises one mandatory unit (COSHH Risk Assessment F/602/1413). The learning outcomes state what a candidate will be expected to know, understand or be able to do and the assessment criteria describe the requirements that a candidate is expected to meet to demonstrate a learning outcome has been achieved.
(the learner will . . .)
(the learner can . . .)
1. Understand the importance of
COSHH risk assessments
Outline the reasons for conducting COSHH
Outline the main legislation relating to COSHH
2. Know the main types of
hazardous substance and how
they may cause harm
Describe different forms of hazardous substance
Classify different hazardous substance
Describe the ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body and the harm they can cause
3. Understand the principles of
controlling the risks from
Describe the factors to be considered when assessing
the risks from exposure to hazardous substances
Describe the hierarchy of controls in relation to the
control of hazardous substances
4. Understand how a COSHH risk
assessment is undertaken
Describe the stages of a COSHH risk assessment
Outline the circumstances in which a COSHH risk
assessment should be reviewed
Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the above unit will earn a candidate two credits
COSHH Training – COSHH Risk Assessment is currently available as In Business Training at your premises for groups.
Cost for the courses is:
In Business Training – £795 for delivery per day for a group of up to 12-15, (ex-travel)