COSHH Training for Cleaners

Course Name: Chemical Competence for Cleaners

The chemical agents used for cleaning can be hazardous, in particular if they are handled, stored or used improperly. Our awareness level COSHH training for cleaners course provides helps to ensure your cleaners can work safely without risk to themselves or others. It covers key areas such as the hazards involved, safe measuring and dilution of chemicals, and disposal. Our online cleaning course supports compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Regulations.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Identify what risk assessment for cleaning chemicals is and how it applies to cleaning tasks

Understand the importance of chemical labels

Learn proper hygiene practices, such as hand washing

Gain an understanding of the safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Identify the hazards of mixing chemicals

Understand how to dilute chemicals correctly

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Chemical Competence for Cleaners

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 10 £25.00
11 - 25 £22.00
26 - 50 £18.00
51 - 100 £12.00
101 - 200 £9.50

About COSHH Training for Cleaners

Exposure to cleaning chemicals can result in poisoning if it enters the body, damage to the eyes or skin if contact occurs and lung damage if chemicals are inhaled. The consequences can range from mild irritation to incapacitation or death.

Our chemical safety training programme provides cleaners with an understanding of how to reduce the risk of these hazards. It helps to maintain compliance, reduce liability and protect the health and safety of staff and anyone else that may be affected.

Why Is this Chemical Safety Training Course Important?

Close contact with cleaning materials and agents is the leading cause of work-related dermatitis, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Chemical cleaning agents are also the second largest cause of occupational asthma.

Apart from asthma and dermatitis, chemical agents can cause serious allergic reactions, chemical burns, poisoning and explosions. Mishandling, misuse and improper storage drastically increase the chance of an accident occurring. Every employer has a legal duty to control for these hazards under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations and other general health and safety legislation.

Course Outline

Single Module

25+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • Equipment
  • Understanding COSHH
  • Washing Hands
  • Wearing Gloves
  • Rules for Safe Chemical Handling
  • The PH Scale
  • Chemical Dilution
  • Putting It All Into Action

Why Choose COSHH Training for Cleaners with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Improves awareness of risks of working with chemicals

Helps ensure chemicals are handled safely

Supports compliance with COSHH legislation

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COSHH Training for Cleaners Certification

chemical safety course certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate certified by CPD will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The COSHH training for cleaners certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are working with cleaning products in a professional setting it is likely that a COSHH assessment must be completed for those cleaning products. The COSHH regulations require employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions.

Cleaning products often contain chemicals that can be harmful if not used properly. The COSHH assessment helps to ensure that they’re being used safely, that workers and other people affected are informed of the risks and that adequate control measures are in place.

In the UK, COSHH training may be mandatory for individuals handling hazardous substances, including cleaning products. It helps them understand health risks and the importance of following control measures to minimise exposure. For specific legal requirements, consult regulatory authorities, occupational health and safety guidelines, or local labour laws.

If cleaners are handling substances with the potential to cause harm, it is likely they must undertake COSHH training. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 any employees who are handling hazardous substances should be provided adequate information, instruction and training. This is to ensure they are aware of the hazards they face, what has been done to protect themselves and others and their role in preventing harm.

This course is designed for individuals who work with or handle hazardous substances in a cleaning capacity. This includes:

  • Cleaners who work with chemicals as part of their jobs
  • Supervisors or managers responsible for overseeing cleaning tasks
  • Health and safety professionals working in this sector
  • Anyone responsible for COSHH risk assessments or other safety measures

You can contact our sales team to arrange a free demo to see the Human Focus system in action and get an introduction to the training programme.