This Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of COSHH regulations and requirements.

Suitable for all employees, this 4 hour course is ideal for those who wish to work in environments with hazardous substances, such as: healthcare, manufacturing, cleaning, transport, utilities and office environments.
Candidates will learn about the legal requirements relating to hazardous substances, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances, as well as the precautions and procedures required to ensure that the risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.


This is a half day training course that would be delivered over 4 hours.

What is covered?

  • Employer duties
  • Employee duties
  • Consequences for non-compliance
  • Communicating safety information

The different forms that hazardous substances can take

Effects that may arise after exposure to hazardous substances

The different routes that hazardous substances can enter the body

How risk assessments reduce accidents and ill health at work

The five step process of risk assessment

The control hierarchy in relation to the safe use, handling, transporting, storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health

Information to refer to when identifying and using hazardous substances

Procedures for dealing with an incident involving hazardous substances


Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification. This COSHH Level 2 qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice examination. Candidates must be 14 years or older to attend.


A maximum of 16 students are allowed and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

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Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our COSHH Level 2 training courses in your workplace to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Course cost is only £30 + VAT per person

(includes certification and a COSHH handbook to keep)

E-Learning Courses

We also offer a variety of online e-learning courses covering many areas including Food Safety/Hygiene, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Customer Service and many other courses supporting working industries within Healthcare, Adult & Childcare settings and Business settings. The majority of our online e-learning courses are either accredited meeting the legal training required and/or independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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