new on 13 January 2023
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Give your teaching staff a 30-minute breakdown of how to handle hazardous substances around your school with our adaptable presentation, facilitator notes, assessment and handout. Guide them through the best practice and put their knowledge to the test with scenarios.

30-minute briefing, for teaching staff: control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)

Use this presentation to help your teaching staff understand risks they may face in their day-to-day job, steps they can take to reduce risk, and how to identify hazardous substances.

In this briefing for teaching staff, you'll cover:

  • Which hazardous substances to look out for
  • The risks of unsafely handling hazardous substances
  • How and when to carry out a COSHH risk assessment
  • How to reduce the risk to yourself and others


Deliver this presentation to your staff. Adapt the yellow highlighted text to suit your school's circumstances.

Facilitator notes

Use these facilitator notes as your step-by-step guide to prepare for and deliver this briefing.

Staff handout

This presentation comes with a handout of its key points.

Adapt the yellow highlighted parts to suit your school's circumstances.