This course is essential for people who have the potential to be exposed to chemicals in the workplace. Participants will gain a better understanding of the chemicals they deal with and how they might affect them during their work or in the event of an accident.
The definition of a hazardous substance
Examples of hazardous substances in the workplace
Routes of entry into the body for hazardous substances
The 2007 Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001
Risk assessment principles and practice hazard identification
Upon successful completion of this course participants will:
Understand the diverse forms of chemical substances and the risks each presents
Have appropriate knowledge of hazards and dangers of working with chemicals
Be able to understand the information contained in material safety data sheets
Obtain competent knowledge of the legislation controlling the storage, use and transport of chemicals
Understand hazard signs and how to use the information they contain
Be able to take appropriate safety precautions when working with some typical chemical substances (including wearing of required PPE)
This Course is Designed For:
People who have the potential to be exposed to chemicals in the workplace
This course is classroom based, it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.
What to Bring to the Course:
While pens and paper will be supplied, participants are free to bring their own. All other equipment will be supplied.
Duration of the Course:
A maximum of 12 per course
Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate in chemical safety awareness.