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Hazardous Substance Certified Handler

Price (Per Person): $390 + GST
 

Purpose

Between 600–900 New Zealanders are estimated to die from work-related illness every year, many from chronic illness arising from a poor understanding and implementation of controls required to manage the hazards and risks of hazardous substances in the workplace. This course is designed to support trainees to develop the knowledge, understanding and leadership required to ensure their workplace handles highly hazardous substances safely, compliant to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017. Progression through the course ensures a trainee will be in a position to provide all the required evidence of competency and compliance to be awarded a Certified Handler Compliance Certificate. The course addresses the requirements of a ‘Certified Handler’ as specified under s4.3 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017. 

Who Should Attend

This course is limited to those people who are required to handle and/or supervise people handling Class 6.1A or 6.1B hazardous substances, any Vertebrate Toxic Agent and/or Fumigant. Applicants seeking Certified Handler Compliance Certification must  attend this course.

Note that the award of a Certified Handler Compliance Certificate is conducted by an independent Certifier, independent of this training. The successful completion of this course, however, does ensure an applicant knows all the required competency and compliance evidence they must provide to a Certifier for an award of a Certified Handler Compliance Certificate.

Course Objectives

After the successful completion of this course trainees will be able to demonstrate and explain the:

  • hazard classifications, properties, and adverse effects of those hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler;
  • requirements under the HSNO Act 1996 Hazardous Substances Notices, the HSW Act 2015 Hazardous Substances Regulations and Safe Work Instruments as they apply to those hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler;
  • scope and limitations of their Certified Handler Compliance Certificate, including limitations on the lifecycle stage, purpose, location and timeframe they may handle the hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler;
  • precautions required to prevent injury or illness  to any person at the workplace caused by any of those hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler;
  • procedures (including tracking) and plant (including personal protective equipment) necessary to manage those hazardous substances at the workplace for which the person is to be a Certified Handler;
  • procedures to adopt in an emergency involving those hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler.

Course Outline

Trainees will be guided to establish and evidence their competencies and workplace compliance to the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 Hazardous Substances Notices, the HSW Act 2015 Hazardous Substances Regulations and Safe Work Instruments as they apply to those hazardous substances for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler.

Trainees will evidence:
• compliant inventory management
• SDS
• emergency response documentation.
• safe and compliant handling as required by those hazardous substances, and
• lifecycle stages, for which they are applying to be a Certified Handler.

Legislative Driver

Aligned to Section 4.5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

Pre-requisite

31290 - Demonstrate knowledge of the safe management and potential adverse effects of hazardous substances in the workplace.

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Middle Content

NZQA Unit Standard

31291
Demonstrate Knowledge of hazardous substances relevant to Certified Handlers.

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