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COSHH in Care
COSHH in Care

Three hours

Introduction / Refresher

All levels and disciplines of staff - Care, Nursing, Housekeeping, Catering, Maintenance, Laundry, Gardening, Hairdressing etc

To enable staff to store, handle and dispose of substances hazardous to health more safely

Up to 15 students

- What is COSHH?
- Why we need COSHH
- Four categories of hazardous
- Harm caused by hazardous
- Hazardous substances at work
- GHS symbols
- Safe storage and use
- First aid - ingestion, inhalation,
- PPE - personal protective equipment
- Latex allergy
- Waste disposal - clinical, sharps,
- Knowledge test

Lecture, workbook, pair-work, discussion, practical exercises

Student's learning and participation are assessed throughout the course and also in a short test at the end

- Common Induction Standards -
  Standard 8        
- COSHH Regulations 2002
- CQC Essential standards for quality
  and safety - Outcomes 4, 10
- GSCC Code of practice for social care
  workers - Sections 3.6, 6.1
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 -
  Sections 2, 7
- Level 2 & 3 Diplomas in Health &
  Social Care - SCH 024, HSC 024, HSC 
  027, L2EW; IC01, IC03
- National Occupational Standards -
  HSC 22, 32, 42
- NMC Code for registered nurses -
  Sections 32, 40, 41

- Attendance records
- Workbooks
- Knowledge tests
- Feedback forms
- Certificates
- Posters
- Reinforcement exercises
- COSHH advice sheets

Dependent on your training needs.
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Course title:



Suitable for:

Body fluids. Chemicals. Sharps. What we handle at work can be very harmful indeed.

This fully-revised and updated course helps all levels and disciplines of staff identify, store, handle and dispose of hazardous substances more safely. Real-life packaging and equipment is used as well as pair-work and pictorial exercises, making this course more accessible for students with literacy and language issues. COSHH posters and post-course reinforcement exercises are also provided to embed learning after the training has occurred.



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This course description is not a contract and content may be subject to change.
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Michael Hughes MSc BSc(Hons) RN DipN ENB 998 ENB 978 Cert HPM FRSPH FIHPE PTLLS
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