Course Detail

HS015 - Refresher Hazardous Substances Assessment (COSHH)

This 90 minute course will update attendees of the key requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, associated regulations (e.g. Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations (CLP), Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations, (DSEAR), legal updates and best practice in the context of chemical risk assessment in research and teaching laboratories.

To update attendee’s skills and knowledge, a practical ‘table-top’ COSHH based experimental risk assessment exercise using safety data sheets will be conducted. This will include information on practical measures such as risk evaluation of hazardous chemicals and laboratory safety controls.


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

  • Describe the key requirements of COSHH and associated regulations
  • Undertake a COSHH based experimental risk assessment
  • Check and review a COSHH based experimental risk assessment
  • Access sources for chemical safety information

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Venue: Graduate Centre 2.22, Graduate Centre, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Mr S Carter
For QMUL staff and postgraduate students using hazardous chemicals in research or teaching laboratories and who have previously attended QMUL (or other UK Universities) COSHH introductory training or have a good level of experience in completing COSHH risk assessments.