COSHH Awareness for Health and Safety Training
This course is useful for managers and staff using chemicals or hazardous substances at work that can put people's health at risk. The law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health and they have to protect both employees and others who may be exposed by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. The course content includes health and safety legislation, hazard identification, emergency spillage procedures and decontamination procedures.
The course content will increase the safety awareness and risk assessment skills of managers and supervisors and will enable them to carry out assessments of handling tasks covered by these regulations.
This course is designed for anyone who is involved in the manual handling of materials, and those who are likely to be required to carry out manual handling assessments.
This course covers:
- Accident statistics
- Mechanics of the spine
- Duties of the self employed, employer and employees
- Guidelines for assessments
- Types of injuries
- Principles of good movement
- Assessing the task, load, working environment and controlling hazards
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations require that before any person mounts an abrasive wheel they must undertake a period of training in accordance with the regulations.
Delegates completing this course will be aware of their responsibilities under the law and gain an understanding of how wheel specification affect the performance of the wheel and be able to change and dress wheels so operators can carry out their duties confidently.
The course covers:
- Legal requirements
- Operators responsibilities
- Abrasive wheel characteristics
- Safety in grinding operations
- Speeds of abrasive wheels
- Speeds of spindles
- Mounting wheels
- Guarding wheels
- Selection of wheels
- Reading markings on abrasive wheels
- Safety wear
- Safety equipment
- Training and appointment of persons