Chemical Hazard Awareness (Chemical Handling) Training
1 Day (8 Hours)
Training Objective:
  • The ability to recognise hazard information.
  • How to read chemical names.
  • An understanding of MSDS 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 Should Attend:

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, chemical handling staff, 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.

Topics Covered:
  • Name of the chemical and its hazardous component(s);
  • The health and physical risk(s) associated with the chemical;
  • Signs of release and symptoms of exposure;
  • How and when to use engineering controls and personal protective equipment;
  • Labelling and storage requirements; Requirements for Labels and Signs
  • Disposal procedures;
  • Emergency procedures for spills and exposures; and
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Routes of entry and risks to health; (identification of participants' most significant routes of entry)
  • Types of Hazardous Substances - General
  • Substances in use at participants' workplaces
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazardous material storage
  • Exposure Control
  • Risk assessment of handling activities at participants' workplaces and identification of the most hazardous.