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.
4. Knowing if the Chemical is Dangerous:
- 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.
- Explanation of Pictograms “Old” and “New”.
- Explanation of Risk / Safety Phrases and Hazard Precaution Statements.
6. Chemical Agents Regulations:
- Key hazards and Precautions associated with these chemicals.
7. Harm from Chemicals – Toxic effects:
- Explenation of the links with SDS, ACOP and Safety Management Systems.
8. Chemical Risk Assessments and Controlling Chemical Risks:
- Toxic effects related to Acute, Chronic, Culmulative, Mutagenic, Teratogenic, Carciniogenic, etc.
9. Chemical Spill quantity and properties of Chemicals.
- Explanation of the links between Safety Management Systems, Chemical Risk Assessments and Controls
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.