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Chemical Handling and Storage

Duration 1 day
Price $400.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 31290
Unit Standard 31293

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Purpose

Between 600–900 New Zealanders are estimated to die from work-related illness every year, many from chronic illness arising from poor controls on the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals. This course is designed to train people to identify the health and safety risks of the chemicals in a workplace; and to identify, select and apply the legislated and other controls designed to minimise the exposure of workers to these risks, and ensure the proper reporting.

The course addresses the requirements of a ‘Competent Person’ as specified under r19.1 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

Course Objectives

After the successful completion of this course trainees will be able to demonstrate and explain the:

  • Classification of workplace chemicals according to their hazardous property thresholds
  • Routes of contamination, pollution and/or exposure, the safety risks and health effects of workplace chemicals
  • Storage, handling, and disposal controls compliant to the legislation and workplace requirements
  • Monitoring of controls managing the risks of workplace chemicals
  • Management of workplace chemical emergencies and there establishment of controls
  • Documentation and reporting requirements under the current legislation.

Recommended Pre-Learning

Skills and knowledge of workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances, or hold unit standard: 31292
Demonstrate knowledge of workplace procedures relating to hazardous substances.

Course Outline

Trainees will be introduced to the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 Hazardous Substances Notices, the HSW Act 2015, Hazardous Substances Regulations and Safe Work Instruments as they apply to the chemicals on their site.

Learners will be trained to:

  • Manage a workplace Hazardous Substances Inventory
  • Interpret SDS
  • Identify environmental and safety risks and health effects
  • Select, implement and monitor appropriate controls, including tracking and emergency management controls, to help minimise the risks of workplace Hazardous Substances and worker exposure.

Who Should Attend

Any person responsible for the management, storage, use, disposal or otherwise handling of hazardous substances in a workplace, especially those substances requiring the maintenance of tracking and/or other application records. This would include store persons, team leaders, supervisors, shift managers, safety offices, purchasing officers and other managers responsible for the PCBU Hazardous Substances controls.

It may be useful for line managers who need awareness to inform the decisions they make and to ask questions regarding hazardous substances.

 

All applicants seeking certification as a Certification Handler must attend this course

Legislative Driver

 This course is aligned to Regulation 4.5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 8

Maximum: 12

Unit standards

31290
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe management and potential adverse effects of hazardous substances in the workplace.
31293
Demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances in the workplace.

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