Course Detail

HS005 - Hazardous Substance Risk Assessment (COSHH)

This 3-hour course will introduce the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 and associated regulations (e.g. Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures Regulations) in the context of risk assessment in research and teaching laboratories, based on Health & Safety Executive's 'five steps for risk assessment' and the COSHH 'Hierarchy of Control' of hazardous substances.

It will include a practical 'table-top' COSHH risk assessment exercise using safety data sheets and will provide information on practical measures such as emergency procedures and waste disposal.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basis of the COSHH Regulations 2002 and associated Regulations
  • Understand the need for the COSHH based risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out a basic COSHH risk assessment of their own working acivities

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Thursday 31 January 2019

Venue: People's Palace, LG-01, People's Palace, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Mr S Carter
  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
Suitability: For all staff and students who use, purchase, control the use of, or handle and store hazardous chemical substances.

This route of course registration is for QMUL staff and postgraduate students without access to MyHR.

QMUL Staff and Postgraduate Students with access to MyHR - to book or request this course, please login to MyHR.