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:

  • The types of hazards (hazardous substances) and note legislation covered by this course
  • Hazards that arise from an experimental process / Interpreting safety data sheets
  • How to carry out a hazardous substance risk assessment / Appropriate controls for hazards to minimise risk
  • Reviewing a hazardous substance risk assessment / The hierarchy of control
  • The hazards of, and controls for asphyxiants

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019

Venue: Queens E303 ME, Queens, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
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.

Attendees from External Organisations: If you have booked onto one of the QMUL Health & Safety Training courses please contact the Health & Safety Directorate for further instructions by emailing with your name, organisation, course code and course date requested.