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COSHH Risk Assessments & Method Statements


Almost all workers are likely to encounter hazardous substances to some extent. This is because there are many substances which are hazardous to human health, ranging from minor irritants to potential killers, depending on both the type of substance and the exposure levels. These substances can be waste products produced at the end of a process, cleaning products, dust, chemical ingredients etc. The sheer number of hazardous substances in the world means that organisations in different industries will face different hazards according to the products they produce or the services they provide, and so will have a requirement for COSHH training as part of their Health and Safety training programme. DWSafety COSHH training is most effective when run as a bespoke Health and Safety training course for an organisation, which is tailored to the particular substances and risks that their workers face during their working day.

Who will benefit from the Risk, COSHH Assessments & Method Statements Training Course?
This course is designed for supervisors/managers to provide the knowledge and tools to carry out Risk and COSHH Assessments. It will also provide the skills to develop Method Statements.

Legislative Requirement
Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Aims of the Risk, COSHH Assessments & Method Statements Training Course:
By the end of the course, delegates will have a clear understanding of Risk and COSHH Assessments plus Method Statements, and how to develop these for their own works/workplaces.

Topics covered during the day include:
  • Risk Assessment in practice
  • Hazards and ranking risks
  • The Risk Assessment form
  • The purpose of Method Statements
  • The problems with Method Statements
  • When Method Statements are required
  • Who should compile Method Statements
  • How to compile a Method Statement
  • Sources of information
  • Substances to be assessed
  • Competency to assess
  • EH40 and Control of Exposure plus Record Keeping