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Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other. 

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Why choose the British Safety Council

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

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    No 'death by PowerPoint' – learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Study skills and examination techniques are embedded throughout

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    Pass rates are consistently above the national average

Course content

  • What is risk assessment
  • Why carry out COSHH RA
  • COSHH Regulations
  • Forms of hazardous substances
  • The risk assessment process
  • Factors affecting the level of risk
  • Evaluating risks
  • Workplace exposure limits
  • Competencies of COSHH risk assessors

What's in it for me?

By the end of the course, you will be performing your own COSHH risk assessments with confidence. This will help you to protect your staff and business, as well as comply with the law.

You will also gain an accredited qualification, confirming your knowledge and understanding of the COSHH risk assessment process.

Qualification overview

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the qualification, learners will:

  • Understand the importance of COSHH risk assessments
  • Know the main types of hazardous substance and how they may cause harm
  • Understand the principles of controlling the risks from hazardous substances Understand how a COSHH risk assessment is undertaken.


Online assessment task completed after the course, testing knowledge and understanding of the manual handling risk assessment process.

How can I study?

Digital Learning

We are pleased to now offer British Safety Council Certificate in COSHH Risk Assessment online.

Students can join remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.

In your workplace

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course on a date of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work.

The one-day course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced tutor in an interactive and engaging way. The online assessment task is completed after the course and enables you to apply your knowledge and understanding of the COSHH risk assessment process to your own workplace.