This course covers the importance of handling hazardous substances safely in the workplace.

Following the RSPH Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace it covers some of the typical chemical substances which could cause harm in the workplace and how to identify the new warning labels.

Course Content

  • The COSHH acronym
  • Examples of hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Warning labels (European and International symbols)
  • How substances can enter the body
  • Use of data sheets
  • REACH regulations

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • State the meaning of the acronym COSHH
  • Give examples of some common hazardous substances
  • Explain the meaning of a variety of warning labels
  • State what information would be found in a data sheet

Who is it suitable for?

Any individual works directly with or could encounter hazardous substances in the workplace.


30 – 45 minutes.


Member - £18+VAT per person
Non-Member - £21+VAT per person

All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

Please contact the SOFHT Office for further information on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email

Click here to download the official E-Learning Prospectus 2022.