The Level 2 International Award in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health is a qualification suitable for anyone working in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport and office environments, who may come into contact with hazardous substances.
This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding to recognise the risks and control measures when dealing with substances hazardous to health. Topics covered include how risk assessments support the safe use of hazardous substances and the effects of exposure to hazardous substances.
Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto:
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment
The qualification is assessed by multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination. This method of assessment is an end of course multiple choice exam, containing 15 questions, and must follow the Highfield Security and Invigilation Guidelines.
Successful learners must achieve a minimum pass mark of 9 correct answers (60%). Learners who achieve a pass mark of 12 (80%) correct answers or above will achieve a Merit.
What Will You Learn?
- 1. Understand the roles of employees and employers in COSHH
- 2. Understand the effects of exposure to hazardous substances
- 3. Understand how risk assessments help in the safe use of hazardous substances
1. Understand the roles of employees and employers in COSHH
1.1 Outline employer and employee roles in relation to hazardous substances at work00:00
1.2 Identify consequences of non-compliance with duties00:00
1.3 State ways in which an employer can communicate information relating to hazardous substances00:00
2. Understand the effects of exposure to hazardous substances
2.1 Identify the different forms that hazardous substances can take00:00
2.2 Identify ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body00:00
2.3 Outline effects of exposure to hazardous substances00:00
2.4 Identify the safety signs used on hazardous substances00:00
3. Understand how risk assessments help in the safe use of hazardous substances
3.1 Define the following terms in relation to hazardous substances: Hazard; Risk and Risk assessment00:00
3.2 Describe the purpose of risk assessments in reducing accidents and ill health at work00:00
3.3 Outline how to reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous substances00:00
3.4 Identify the types of information that should be used for the safe use of hazardous substances00:00
3.5 Describe the procedures used when dealing with any incident involving hazardous substances00:00