The Safe Handling of Chemicals course equips participants with the skills and knowledge to assess workplace hazards associated with chemicals and identify necessary controls. It focuses on the legal obligations outlined in the 2005 Act and the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations of 2001.
Participants learn about routes of entry and health risks associated with hazardous chemicals. They identify their own significant routes of entry to effectively manage risks. The course covers different types of hazardous substances found in production areas, laboratories, and storage facilities.
Requirements for labels, signs, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are explained, emphasizing the importance of clear communication. Participants gain insights into hazardous material storage, including segregation, containment, and ventilation, to prevent accidental exposure.
Exposure control strategies, such as engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE), are discussed. Participants learn to select appropriate control measures to minimize risks.
The course guides participants in conducting risk assessments for their handling activities, prioritizing control measures, and implementing targeted risk mitigation strategies.
The one-day course targets employers and employees responsible for chemical safety and compliance with current legislation. It helps participants create a safer work environment, assess chemical hazards, and implement controls to protect themselves and colleagues.