Handling Hazardous Substances (COSH) – Level 1 

Course Outline

This course has been designed for individuals who work in the health, social care and voluntary sector. We have tailored courses particularly in care homes and domiciliary care settings.

Learning Outcomes for Handling Hazardous Substances 

  • Learners will know what substances are harmful
  • Understand how to check what substances are harmful before using them
  • Be aware of the impact of harmful substances on one’s health
  • Be aware of the routes that harmful substances can enter the human body
  • How to do a risk assessment for hazardous substances (assessing risk)
  • Be aware of the dangers of poor practice (incorrect use of Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Where to find information related to potential hazardous substances

To be confirmed by DCS Training Team

  • Duration of training 2 – 3hrs
  • Learners are required to obtain 75% pass mark
  • Learners may revisit the teat for no additional cost so long as they revisit the training material

Cost for training to be confirmed by DCS Directors

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