Chemical Safety - Foundation


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

Who Should Attend

This course is best suited for people who hold some responsibility for the use of hazardous substances in the workplace and is also ideally suited to support line managers

Course Objectives

As a result course attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Classifying hazardous substances;
  • Potential adverse effects of hazardous substances on the body and environment, types of exposure monitoring, and treatment options
  • Safe storage, tracking requirements, handling, and disposal of hazardous substances
  • Response to uncontrolled release of hazardous substances.


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 

Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

NZQA Unit Standard Included

Unit Standard


Credit Value


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



1 Day

Attendance Capacity

Maximum of 12 trainees per course.


Course Fees

$450 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

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.