COSHH Training - Ritherdon & Company Ltd
Established in 1895, Ritherdon & Company Ltd manufactures a variety of electrical enclosures and related products. They were looking to provide training on COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) to increase staff awareness on the requirements and ensure relevant employees understood the Company’s COSHH arrangements, in addition to training the new Health and Safety Coordinator to develop his skills and knowledge.
We developed a bespoke training course, split in to two parts to meet all the objectives. Firstly, a session was delivered to relevant staff which enabled the delegates to understand how to identify hazardous substances, understand the principles of controlling substances which are hazardous to health, understand how to conduct a COSHH assessment; and be aware of the legal compliance requirements.
A further training session was provided to the Health and Safety Coordinator to provide guidance on how to complete COSHH assessments and how to develop a list of substances. This included reviewing the COSHH arrangements and assessments already in place; identifying and addressing any gaps, and sharing best practice information.
Following the day of training, the Company was left in a position where it could complete effective COSHH assessments and was able to competently update old assessments. The new Health and Safety Coordinator has become more proficient, with a better understanding of COSHH and how it applies to the business.