Chemical Handling

The new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 bring together the requirements for workplaces that work with hazardous substances into a single place. These new Regulations sit under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).

Information Training and Instruction

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations you must make sure your workers have and understand the information, training and instruction they need to do their work safely.

Workers need information about:

  • Any work happening in their work area involving hazardous substances
  • Where to find information about the hazards of each hazardous substance in the workplace and how to handle and store those substances safely. This includes the SDS but is not limited to the SDS.

The training and instruction needs to include:

  • The physicochemical and health hazards of the substances (i.e. are they explosive, flammable, corrosive, toxic or oxidising)
  • How to safely use, handle, store and dispose of the substances
  • How to use plant (in other words equipment) necessary to manage the hazardous substances safely, including personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Any other duties the worker might have under the Regulations
  • The worker’s role in an emergency involving the hazardous substances.

AMS Group Training Solutions

AMS Group has designed a range of targeted courses to support employers to meet there chemical handling obligations

Workplace Chemical Safety

This foundation course supports employers to meet there obligations under the Hazardous Substances Regulations 2017. Section 4.5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 require all workers at risk of exposure to Hazardous Substances at work to be trained in basic knowledge of chemicals.

Unit Standard

Title

Credit Value

31292

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances

2

 

Chemical Safety – Foundation

This course provides information on types, classification, potential effects and management controls of hazardous substances in the workplace

Unit Standard

Title

Credit Value

31290

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

6

 

Safe Chemical Handling and Storage

This course covers the key requirements of the handling and storage of workplace chemicals and supports employers to meet there obligations under the Hazardous Substances Regulations 2017.

Unit Standard

Title

Credit Value

31290

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

6

31293

Demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances in the workplace

3

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.