COSHH Assessor

Duration: 1.5 days

COSHH Assessor is a one-and-a-half-day course for professionals who are responsible for managing the assessment of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) within their workplace. It enables relevant personnel to recognise the requirements of a COSHH Assessment, providing the skills to carry out assessments methodically and in conjunction with current legislation.

Course content

Covering all hazardous substances found in the workplace, the course includes:

  • A history of hazardous substances, including statistics and real-life scenarios
  • An overview of relevant legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • An overview of relevant legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2015, and substances-specific legislation, such as asbestos
  • Guidance on gathering information about substances, work involving substances and work areas where substances are used, including substance identification, classification, the effect of substances and vulnerable groups
  • Guidance on evaluating the risk to health, including mapping where and how substances will affect health and determining the risk of exposure and potential for harm
  • Guidance on compliance to COSHH legislation, including selecting, using and maintaining appropriate controls, planning for emergencies, monitoring exposure, health surveillance and providing instruction, training and supervision
  • An overview of methodologies for recording and reviewing an assessment, with scenario based exercises
  • How to determine the competence of a COSHH assessor


Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be provided with a Parallel Training certificate as proof of qualification.