Workplace Chemical Safety


This foundation course 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 workers at risk of exposure to Hazardous Substances at work to be trained in basic knowledge of chemicals.

Who Should Attend

All staff working within or around an environment where hazardous substances are used

Course Objectives

As a result course attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Hazardous substances in a workplace and their potential adverse effects
  • Workplace procedures to prevent adverse effects of hazardous substances.
  • Safe use of PPE to reduce exposure
  • Knowledge of procedures during emergencies


  • 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 workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances



1/2 Day

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.