Workzone Training | Chemical Awareness
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Chemical Awareness

Factors to consider in chemical awareness:

  • Toxic effects when chemicals enter the body
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Chemical Risk Assessments
  • Labelling of Chemicals and current transition

Chemical Awareness Course Content:

1. Participants Experiences with Chemicals.
2. Health and Safety Legislation:

  • Explanation of Employer Responsibilities under the 2005 Act and Examples.
  • Explanation of Employees Responsibilities under the 2005 Act and Examples.
  • Overview of other relevant legislation particularly Chemical Legislation and Approved Codes of Practice.

3. Responsibilities:
  • Exploration of H&S responsibilities with particular focus on the following roles, Safety Advisors, Managers, Supervisors and Operators and how this relates to employee roles.

4. Knowing if the Chemical is Dangerous:
  • Explanation of Pictograms “Old” and “New”.
  • Explanation of Risk / Safety Phrases and Hazard Precaution Statements.

5. SDS:
  • Key hazards and Precautions associated with these chemicals.

6. Chemical Agents Regulations:
  • Explenation of the links with SDS, ACOP and Safety Management Systems.

7. Harm from Chemicals – Toxic effects:
  • Toxic effects related to Acute, Chronic, Culmulative, Mutagenic, Teratogenic, Carciniogenic, etc.

8. Chemical Risk Assessments and Controlling Chemical Risks:
  • Explanation of the links between Safety Management Systems, Chemical Risk Assessments and Controls

9. Chemical Spill quantity and properties of Chemicals.

10. Minor Emergency Plans.

Chemical Awareness Course Schedule

  • Duration: One day course
  • Max 14 per course

How to apply

Contact Work Zone Training to apply for the Chemical Awareness Course.