This course has been designed to provide participants with an increased level of awareness when handling chemicals in the workplace. It will assist employees in interacting safely with chemicals and provide a basic knowledge of the controls necessary to minimise exposure to hazardous substances in the work environment.
The course covers the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 and the requirement to carry out chemical risk assessments in the workplace. Participants are introduced to the correct labelling of chemicals under the CLP Regulations (EC) No. 1272/2008 and are informed on how to recognise a hazardous chemical through the use of hazard pictograms on chemicals labels.
The training course, which is divided into four units, and is delivered online. The course is suitable for employees of all levels who have the potential to be exposed to hazardous substances as they carry out their workplace duties.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
Identify the legislation relating to chemicals in the workplace
Explain the various forms that chemicals can take
List the routes of entry for chemicals
Describe the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals
Recognise hazard pictograms
Explain the importance of chemical labelling and safety data sheets
Outline how to carry out a chemical risk assessment
Understand the hierarchy of control
Recognise safe working practices
Unit 1: Introduction to Chemicals
Chemicals in the workplace
Routes of entry
Adverse Health Effects
Unit 2: Chemical Labelling
Safety Data Sheets
Unit 3: Chemical Risk Assessment
Duties of the employer
Duties of the employee
Chemical Risk Assessment
Hierarchy of Control
Unit 4: Safe Working Practices
Good hygiene practices
Storage of chemicals
Who is the course intended for?
The course is suitable for employees of all levels who have the potential to be exposed to hazardous substances as they carry out their workplace duties
How long does the course take to complete?
The course, which is delivered online, takes approximately 30 minutes to complete
Does the course outline my legal responsibilities in the workplace?
Yes the course covers the legal responsibilities of both the employer and the employee
How will I be assessed?
On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course Quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to achieve your certification
Benefits of Chemical Safety Awareness Training
This course will provide workers of all levels with an increased level of awareness when handling chemicals in the workplace. It will assist in interacting safely with chemicals and provide a basic knowledge of the controls necessary to minimise exposure to hazardous substances in the work environment. On completion of this online training course participants will be able to recognise hazard pictograms on chemicals labels and understand the significance of safety data sheets (SDS) when working with chemicals.
The course will also ensure that employees are aware of the importance of appropriate PPE in the workplace and will assist in complying with their legal responsibilities to work in a safe manner. Employers will benefit from having a more skilled, productive and competent workforce which will assist in complying with their legal requirements and reduce the risk of absences due to work related injury.