|Staff and others using hazardous substances
||To be familiar with the requirements of this code, see launch presentation and specific COSHH assessments for the activities they undertake.
||As required for each work period.
STFC has access to an online ‘COSHH awareness’ course which can be used to familiarise new COSHH users with the basic requirements of the legislation.
Managers can use this as an introduction prior to specific training for the activities being undertaken.
Any course should include the following:
- The legal position
- Substances to which the regulations apply
- Conducting assessments using STFC procedures
- Control of exposure
- Use of control measures
- Maintenance, examination and testing, Health surveillance
- Information, instruction and training
- Safety Data Sheets
COSHH assessors should have suitable experience and training in the use of hazardous chemicals, preferably for the class of materials being assessed.
NOTE: The training detailed here relates to the process of undertaking a COSHH risk assessment and will not impart any additional understanding of chemistry.