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COSHH in the Food Industry: Online COSHH Course

Commonly used chemicals are often composed of powerful ingredients. These can cause harmful effects if used without controls e.g. Skin irritation and dermatitis, Asthma from mists or dusts, Toxic fumes, Infection from micro-organisms, Cancer from long exposure

Workers can also be sensitive or allergic to everyday substances e.g. sap from vegetables or flowers. All companies and businesses must train their staff to understand COSHH, and companies of 5 people or more must not only complete a COSHH assessment, but must ensure their COSHH assessment is recorded.

Here are some of the reasons our online COSHH in the Food Industry training is one of the best in the industry.

  • Online learning, train at your own pace
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course approximately 1 - 1.5 Hours
  • Unlimited Resits Available
  • Certified CPD Course

This COSHH Training course will clarify the requirements of COSHH and is written specifically to cover the substances used in the food industry. Downloadable assessments are available for you to complete if required. This is an essential tool for every manager who is required to write a COSHH risk assessment.

Ready to gain your COSHH in the Food Industry Certificate?

Who should take this COSHH Course?

If a role invovles coming into contact with harmful substances, then our online training will help them be aware of these potentially hazardous chemicals, degreasers and natural substances when working in a food enviroment.


Our COSHH in the Food Industry is a Certified CPD course.

On successful completion of the course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate.

How long does a COSHH in the Food Industry Hygiene Certificate last?
A Food Hygiene Certificate does not have an expiry date, however we advise you to refresh your knowledge every 3 years. This ensures you keep up to date with the latest food safety and hygiene legislation.

Environmental Health Officer Approved

Our COSHH online training course has been approved by Environmental Health Officers with its content developed in accordance to their guidelines, which means you can be sure you’re receiving the right training for your role.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Certified Course

All of Train4Food courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted CPD guidelines .

This COSHH in the Food Industry training provides 2 points towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1 - 1.5 hours. However the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.

If you don’t pass the assessment first time there is no need to worry. We offer you unlimited FREE resists to make sure that you pass and get your certificate in COSHH in the Food Industry, stress free.

Course content overview

When taking part in our COSHH course for the food industry, you will cover the following modules:

  • Cleaning Hazards This module explores the meaning of CoSHH and how it is imperative to the safe practice of workers when working in a food and cleaning environment. It looks at the different food hazards associated with CoSHH, and how contamination and cross-contamination should be prevented.
  • Handling Hazards This module covers the 5-steps to constructing a risk assessment and how this can be used within a food business. It looks at what safety data sheets are and how they should be implemented. CLP regulations and hazard symbols are also explored within this module.

Course Overview

Course Aims

Once the learner has completed the course they will be able to:

  • Understand what CoSHH is and how it can be implemented in a food environment
  • Know how to handle chemicals and other hazardous substances safely and effectively
  • Identify important legislation associated with Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Understand the importance of preventing contamination and cross-contamination of hazards when working with food
  • Know the 14 main food allergens and how to handle them safely
  • Understand the 5-step risk assessment process
  • Identify the different types of PPE that can be used to protect the health of the food worker
  • Know how to use chemicals safely when cleaning in a food establishment
  • Understand the importance of safety data sheets and when they should be implemented


If you're looking to train a team of 10 or more than we are happy to provide a range of discounts.

  • 10% discount 10+ Courses
  • 20% discount 50+ Courses
  • 30% discount 100+ Courses
  • 40% discount 250+ Courses
  • 50% discount 500+ Courses

Contact our support team on 01482 886 712 who will be happy to assist you.

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