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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - online learning

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health, in order to protect people from ill health caused by exposure to those substances. In pest control, hazardous substances are generally insecticides and rodenticides.


This COSHH online learning course is specially designed to give people the knowledge and understanding of how to work safely with hazardous substances.



During this course, you will learn:

  • Hazardous substances and legislation
  • How hazardous substances enter the body and the impact they can have
  • Labelling of hazardous substances
  • Risk assessments
  • Hierarchy of control measures
  • Eight principles of good practice.


Level: Foundation (+)
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Online only
Duration: 1 hour
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: TBC




Online programme

This is an online, e-learning course that can be taken at any time. You can find out more about our online learning courses here.

System requirements

• Chrome
• Firefox
• Safari
• Edge
• Internet Explorer.

• MobileSafari
• Google Chrome.

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues:
• Internet Explorer 10 and below
• Safari 7 and below.




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). You will be able to print this certificate online. 



The course fee will give you access to this course on our eLearning centre for four weeks.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £24 £20
Non-members £36 £30

Cancellation Terms:

Online course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA. Cancellations will not be given if online learning has been accessed.

• More than 7 working days prior to course: No charge
• 7 working days or less: 100% of fee