Chemical Safety Awareness
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.
Chemical Safety Awareness courses held in-house.