Chemical Handling Training

Chemical Handling course & Spill Kit Use (20733 and 20645 replaced by 31291)

US 20733 Safe Storage and handling of Hazardous Substances in the workplace.

Course’s purpose

People credited with this chemical handling unit standard will be able to demonstrate knowledge of: technical vocabulary and documentation for hazardous substances; the properties and effects of hazardous substances; precautions relating to the storage and handling of hazardous substances in the workplace; and responsibilities relating to the safe storage and handling of hazardous substances.

Key outcome of Chemical Handling Training (US 20733)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of technical vocabulary and documentation for hazardous substances.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the properties and effects of hazardous substances.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of precautions relating to the storage and handling of hazardous substances in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of responsibilities relating to the safe storage and handling of hazardous substances.

US 31291: Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous substances relevant to
Certified Handlers

Course’s purpose

This unit standard is for people preparing for, and intend to apply for, Certified Handler certification under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

Key outcome of Chemical Handling Training (US 31291)

  • Describe requirements relevant for a Certified Handler
  • Describe requirements relevant for a Certified Handler
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous substances relevant to the candidate’s role.
  • Describe emergency procedures involving hazardous substances relevant to the candidate’s role.

Use of Spill Kits: 3 hours (non unit standard).

Candidates will learn about the chemicals used within their workplace. They will understand MSDS and the associated documentation, the different types of absorbent material and elements of a spill kit. The safe use of spill kits for leaks and containment, disposal of waste and reporting functions is also covered. A practical spill containment exercise is also completed.

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