Chemical Safety Awareness

Chemical Safety Awareness Training is suitable for any employee who works in an environment where they are exposed to hazardous substances or chemicals.

The course will give learners an increased knowledge of interacting safely with chemical substances and how to reduce exposure in the workplace. The training will ensure that learners are informed of the importance of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment in the workplace and will help in complying with their legal duties to work in a secure manner.

The training course is divided into four units and is delivered online, it will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. On completion of the course learners are required to complete an end of course quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee
  • Describe the various forms that chemicals can take
  • Identify the routes of entry for chemicals
  • Recognise hazard pictograms on chemical labels
  • Explain the importance of chemical labelling and safety data sheets
  • Outline the requirement and how to carry out a chemical risk assessment
  • Understand the hierarchy of control
  • Recognise best practice when handling chemicals
Unit 1: Introduction to Chemicals
  • Chemical legislation
  • Chemicals in the workplace
  • Hazardous substances
  • Routes of entry
  • Adverse Health Effects
Unit 2: Chemical Labelling
  • Chemical Labelling
  • Hazard Pictograms
  • Safety Data Sheets
Unit 3: Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Duties of the employer
  • Duties of the employee
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures
  • Hierarchy of Control
Unit 4: Safe Working Practices
  • Good hygiene practices
  • Storage of chemicals
  • Training
  • PPE
  • Emergency procedures