Approved training courses

Course description

Transporting, handling and using chemicals is governed by a range of legislation to ensure that these processes are all carried out safely. In all regulations, there will be a requirement for the people undertaking the work to be trained on the nature of the hazards posed by the chemicals.

This course will give you the vital knowledge to make better risk assessments of the work you do. As well as ensuring that you understand the hazards associated with chemicals and how to identify them from their labelling and paperwork, this cours equips you to make the right choices about safe handling procedures, select the correct protective equipment, and make an effective and safe response to a spillage

Course overview

1. Hazard recognition
Improve your ability to recognise hazard information

2. Chemical Nomenclature
Learn how to read chemical names

3.Safety Data Sheets
Develop your understanding of SDS and how to use the data for risk assessments

4.Properties and Behaviour
Gain the knowledge to predict a chemical’s behaviour if released

5. Chemical Effects
Develop an appreciation of how chemicals may affect you and what poses an immediate danger

6. Risk Assessment
A short introduction to assessing the risks

7. Protective equipment
A look at the types of protective clothing you may have to consider

Who should attend?

The Chemical Hazard Awareness course is aimed at those people working in a chemical environment, whether regularly or in an emergency, who would like a better understanding of the chemicals they deal with and how they might be affected by them during their work or in the event of an accident.
Delegates previously attending this course have included hauliers, production plant operators, warehouse staff, health and safety officers, logistics managers, facilities managers, industry responders, Environment Agency staff, dangerous goods safety advisors, emergency services and local authority emergency planners.


None, although delegates from a chemical background may find this course easier than those without.

Additional info

Lunch included

Teaching method



Any in UK and Europe


1 day


On request from training provider

Training provider

National Chemical Emergency Centre



01235 753 479

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