Working Safely with Chemicals

£95 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 1 day

Trainer: Y004EK

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Working Safely with Chemicals

Please be advised that this course is run as an incompany course only. The price shown is inclusive of the registration and certification fees and is based on a maximum of 10 delegates attending the course. Trainer travel has not been included as this will vary depending on the distance that the trainer is required to travel to deliver the course. The price will also vary depending on the number of delegates attending the course. Your final price will be calculated upon enquiry.

This one day programme aims to give delegates an appreciation of the hazards present when working with
substances hazardous to health and the actions necessary to reduce personal risk.

At the end of the programme each delegate should be able to:
Identify substances hazardous to health in use in their workplace
Describe the main forms of chemical attack on the body and the main routes of entry to absorbing areas
Explain the relevance of exposure limits
Outline control strategies for hazardous substances, biological agents and carcinogens
Make proper use of controls provided by their employer
State the limitations of personal protective equipment

Programme content
Introduction to regulations and their purpose
Definitions of hazardous substances. Classification of substances. Solids, liquids, dust, fume, vapour and
Suppliers' responsibilities and provision and purpose of data sheets
Route of entry of substances and significance of physical form of substance
Personal/individual differences
Acute/chronic effects - local and systemic
Ill health effects
Consider each target organ, use general examples of cause and effect
Carcinogens get a special treatment along with biological agents
Body defence mechanisms against chemicals and biological agents
Exposure limits and the relevance of  'sk' and  'sen' notations
General review of control options. Safe person/safe place issues
Main principles of dilution ventilation, main principles of local exhaust ventilation
Legal requirements for PPE. Selection criteria and problems in use
Monitoring strategies and main methods of monitoring for dust, gas and vapour
Health surveillance
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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