Safety Courses

Chemical Awareness Training Course

Chemical Awareness Training

he course is designed to meet the requirements for employee safety under the:
  • Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the
  • Chemicals Act 2008.

Participants will be trained in:

  • safe working practices with chemicals and
  • work methods to implement in the event of a chemical spillage.

On completion they should be able to identify:

  • physical health hazards associated when dealing with chemicals and
  • the importance of using MSDS (material safety data sheets).
  • P.E gear required while using a particular chemical.

On completion they will have knowledge of

  • Legislation & employer / employee duties
  • Classification of hazards when handling chemicals
  • Warning symbols & relevant warning labels
  • Contact with chemicals in the workplace
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Route of entry of chemicals
  • System of work, permit to work & Hit works permit
  • What to do in the event of a spillage, safe methods for clean-up of spillages to protect members of staff and the environment.
  • Hazardous Chemicals Code
  • ADR / RID KEMLAR Codes
  • Hazards ID Numbers
  • ID Signs
  • Action to be taken in the event of a Chemical Spill
  • Plan of Action
  • Emergency Procedures
  • ID of Company Chemicals
  • Categories of Chemical Handling & Spillage

The course duration is ½ – 1 day depending on requirements and will be delivered at a chosen location

The number of learners attending is limited from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 persons. For larger groups, please arrange multiple group bookings with Sheqnetwork

Dan Gallagher