Every year there are a significant number of accidents involving the use substances, in many cases these lead to permanent illness or injury and in some cases, death. This course focuses awareness on the need for safe use of hazardous substances within the workplace, and highlights the risks involved in dealing with such material.
Who will benefit?
All employees who are exposed to or regularly use, transport, handle, or are exposed to the effect of hazardous substances.
To raise the awareness of employees to the hazards and risks associated with the safe handling and use of hazardous substances and the need to control their exposure. It will also ensure that they have an understanding of:
Relevant legislation and risk assessments
Control measures including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
An overview of relevant legislation
Definition and classification of hazardous substances
Routes of entry and potential effects on the body
Introduction and understanding risk assessments
Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets
The use of Personal Protective Equipment
Management of waste
Storage and Transportation
A mixture of PowerPoint presentation, syndicate exercises, DVD, interaction with course tutor and end of course test paper.