Chemical hazard awareness

Chemical hazard awareness

Transporting, handling and using chemicals is governed by a range of legislation to ensure that these processes are all carried out safely. In all regulations, there will be a requirement for the people undertaking the work to be trained on the nature of the hazards posed by the chemicals.

If you are working with chemicals, do you understand the hazards associated with them?

Would you feel safer if you knew about hazard warnings, safety data sheets (SDS) and chemical effects?

Chemical Hazard Awareness gives you the vital knowledge to make better risk assessments of the work you do and enables you to make the right choices about safe handling procedures, select the correct protective equipment, and make an effective and safe response to a spillage.

Our one-day Chemical Hazard Awareness training course provides you with:

  • The ability to recognise hazard information.
  • How to read chemical names.
  • An understanding of SDS and how to use the data for risk assessments.
  • The knowledge to predict a chemical’s behaviour if released.
  • An appreciation of how chemicals may affect you and what poses an immediate danger.
  • A short introduction to assessing the risks.
  • A look at the types of protective clothing you may have to consider and a reminder that a white lab-coat is not a universal protector.

Who is this course for?

The Chemical Hazard Awareness course is aimed at those people working in a chemical environment, whether regularly or in an emergency, who would like a better understanding of the chemicals they deal with and how they might be affected by them during their work or in the event of an accident.

Delegates attending this course have included hauliers, production plant operators, warehouse staff, health and safety officers, logistics managers, facilities managers, industry responders, Environment Agency staff, dangerous goods safety advisors, emergency services and local authority emergency planners.

Training

Caroline Raine

Consultancy Lead

+44 (0) 1235 753654

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