Hazardous Chemical & Spillage Control

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Many companies are concerned about the environmental and health and safety issues arising from the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous chemicals. This is particularly relevant in the context of Clause 7.2 of ISO 14001: Competence and Cl... Read More

Many companies are concerned about the environmental and health and safety issues arising from the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous chemicals. This is particularly relevant in the context of Clause 7.2 of ISO 14001: Competence and Clause 4.4.2 of OHSAS 18001: Training, Awareness and Competence, which requires the implementing company to ensure that all personnel who handle hazardous chemicals are adequately trained for both normal and emergency conditions.

Relatively recent and other legislation to be covered includes the REACH Regulation 1907/2006/EC in December 2006, which established a new regulatory framework for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, replacing many existing pieces of chemical legislation and with implications for any companies who are designated as a downstream user of chemicals.

This one day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of the properties and safe handling of hazardous chemicals.

It will also assist companies to prepare for a hazardous spill and will focus on:

  • Spill preparation
  • Spill response
  • Spill clean-up
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What's covered?

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  • Legislation including the new REACH Regulation
  • Introduction to Chemicals.
  • Health Effects and Safe Working Levels.
  • Permissible Levels of Exposure.
  • Classification of Dangerous Substances.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Hazardous Chemicals.
  • The use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Use of spill kits.
  • Use of emergency spillage equipment.
  • Actions/precautions to be taken in the course of a spillage response exercise.
  • Training in relevant spillage response procedures.
  • Investigation/reporting of spills.

Who should attend?

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  • Environmental and health and safety personnel.
  • Personnel involved in emergency response.
  • Personnel involved in regulatory affairs.
  • Operators involved in hazardous chemicals, movement, storage, etc.
  • Chemical stores personnel.
  • Operators involved in hazardous waste disposal and liaison with hazardous waste contractors.
  • Laboratory and research and development personnel.
  • Members of spillage response team.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme:

  • Have a general understanding of the legislation pertaining to hazardous substances, including the REACH Regulation.
  • Understand the concepts of chemicals, their hazardous properties and characteristics.
  • Interpret warning symbols.
  • Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Review the efficiency of the company’s spill response procedure.
  • Develop practical skills in responding to chemical spillages

Who are the tutors?

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How do we train and support you?

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In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

 

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

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Duration
1 training day
Course Times
9.00am - 5.00pm
Price
€395

(includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House and on certain Public dates

What They SayWhat They Say

Critical health and safety issues were adhered to and I was made aware of potential hazards that may cause harm to myself and work colleagues

– Niamh Halpenny, Graduate Intern, Warner Chilcott

Hazardous Chemical & Spillage Control

Duration: 1 dayPublic Price: €395
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