Chemical Awareness

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Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to read and interpret information about hazardous chemicals and implement safe work practices in line with these requirements. The content and practical scenarios covered in this course conform with the requirements of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons involved in the transportation, handling or storage of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

Units of Competency
Nil

Course Duration

  • 6 hours

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12

Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.
Students will also undertake a practical task involving an inspection and review of current procedures for handling hazardous substances. A final quiz will be administered to test overall understanding of the concepts taught during the course.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Regulations, Australian Standards and Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  • Toxicology and exposure standards
  • Safety data sheets
  • Interpreting labels, placards & other instructions
  • PPE requirements
  • Handling and storage requirements
  • Safe work practices
  • Simulated workplace inspection

Notes
All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures. Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.