Chemical Safety at Work
Unit Standard Based
Price (Per Person): $225 + GST
Non Unit Standard Based
Price (Per Person): $125 + GST
The course is designed to train an individual to identify the health and safety risks of the chemicals at work, and the controls designed to minimise your exposure to these risks.
WorkSafe have identified that up to 900 New Zealanders die from work-related illnesses every year. Some of these are related to the improper use or control of chemicals, which can cause cancers,
organ failure and other chronic illnesses.
After the successful completion of this online course trainees will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- their obligations under the current legislation
- the health and safety risks associated with their workplace chemicals
- the controls required to reduce the risk of exposure
- the safe use of equipment, including PPE, to reduce their risk of exposure
- their actions during chemical emergencies at work
- an emergency involving Hazardous Substances in the workplace.
Who Should Attend
This course is primarily for people employed in work that does not necessarily involve the direct use of handling of hazardous substances, but would benefit from awareness of associated adverse effects of hazardous substances present on a site.
It may also be useful for first time users or handlers of hazardous substances prior to specific training safe management and handling, and for contractors and frequent site visitors.
The course helps PCBU meet the requirements of Regulation 4.5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
This course may not be sufficient to meet the evidence requirements of a ‘Competent Person’ as specified under regulation 19.1 of the Regulations 2017. People intending to handle 'tracked substances' or manage chemical stores should complete our Chemical Handling and Storage course.
NZQA UNIT STANDARD
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances.
Note: After an E-Learning segment the trainee will be required to download and complete the assessment for Unit Standard 31292.
No Unit Standard Option
There is also a NO Unit Standard option for the above course.
For this course the trainee will recieve an E-Learn Certificate but will not be awarded NZQA Unit Standard 31292.