Chemicals and Hazardous
Substances Management Training


Chemicals and Hazardous Substances Management Training

The WHS Regulations include specific duties for a person conducting a business or undertaking to manage the risks to health and safety associated with using, handling, generating and storing hazardous chemicals at a workplace.

These duties include:

  • Correct labeling of containers,
  • Maintaining a register and manifest (where relevant) of hazardous chemicals,
  • Identifying the risk of physical or chemical reaction of hazardous chemicals,
  • Ensuring that exposure standards are not exceeded,
  • Provision of health monitoring to workers,
  • Provision of information, training, instruction, and supervision to workers,
  • Provision of spill containment system for hazardous chemicals (if necessary),
  • Obtaining the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) from the manufacturer, importer or supplier of the chemical,
  • Controlling ignition sources and accumulation of flammable and combustible substances, and
  • Preparing an emergency plan if the quantity of a class of hazardous chemicals at a workplace exceeds the manifest quantity for that hazardous chemicals.

Our Safety team can provide consultancy on all these regulatory requirements with chemical management. Our most popular services requested are:

  1. Risk assess a hazardous chemical and create a Safe Work Method Statement. This is completed as a tutorial with a nominated employee so direction can be continued internally to do the same with other high-risk chemicals over a period of time.
  2. Conduct a general site hazard identification process and enter all identified hazards (excluding individual chemicals) into a hazard register. Risk assess all identified hazards and create risk control action plans. The hazard register is a live document where you can emulate the processes we begin and continue to use as other hazards are identified over a period of time.
  3. Chemicals / Hazardous Substances Training Programs specifically developed and delivered to meet your operational needs.

Training is developed to meet your specific needs.


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