Safe Chemical Handling and Storage


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

Section 4.5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 require all employees who handle and store workplace chemicals to be trained to perform these duties safely.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who as part of their daily duties are required to handle and store workplace chemicals

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.
  • Health and safety information for safe handling, storage, and disposal of a hazardous substance


  • 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



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



2 Days

Attendance Capacity

Maximum of 12 trainees per course.


POA This is an on-site course option only. Cost will depend on the specific requirements for course delivery

Note: Includes reference guide and certificate. and registration of NZQA credits 

Contact us to book an on-site course.

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.