3 years, although an annual refresh course is recommended by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
This qualification is aimed at individuals who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to recognise the risks associated with hazardous substances and how to control them.
Learners who achieve this qualification will understand:
The law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace.
How risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace.
The precautions and procedures necessary to ensure that risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.
Existing Requirements (Prerequisites)
This qualification is assessed by a multiple choice examination.