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Basic Chemical Awareness

Chemical Safety Awareness Course

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Course Background:

Chemical Safety Awareness is necessary for any individual who works with chemicals or are at risk of being exposed to chemicals at work. After taking this course, participants will gain a better understanding of the chemicals they work with. They can also learn the effects different chemicals can have on an individual and how to safely deal with them in the event of an accident occurring.

Course Content:

  • Legislation – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (Chemical Agents), Regulations 2001
  • Introduction to Chemicals
  • Health Effects/Routes of Entry
  • Permissible Levels of Exposure
  • Classifications of Dangerous Substances
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Storage of Chemicals

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Understand chemical properties, characteristics and risks they pose to users
  • Have a good understanding of chemical warning signs and hazards
  • Interpret information on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Be familiar with legislation-Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001
  • Develop practical skills in responding to chemical spills
  • Take the appropriate safety precautions when working with chemical substances (including wearing of required PPE)

This Course is Designed For:

Any individual that works directly with chemicals or any individual that is at danger of being in contact with chemicals.

Training Methodology:

This course is classroom based; it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

Duration & Participants:

A maximum of 12 people on a 1 day course


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate in Chemical Awareness Safety.

Chemical Awareness Safety Review:

We deal with chemicals in everyday life in many different scenarios i.e. cleaning substances, cosmetics, paint, solvents, fumes etc. therefore it is important we ensure correct Chemical Awareness Safety in home & in the work place. When dealing with any type chemicals in the workplace employers and employees must ensure correct Chemical Awareness Safety is in practice that can be from the use, storage, and disposal etc. of chemicals. If we do not have a sufficient Chemical Awareness Safety procedure in place then we may be exposed to these harmful chemicals on a daily basis. When developing or implementing a Chemical Awareness Safety procedure for your workplace the first important point is labelling as this is where you will find the hazards and the most important & immediate safety information associated with a specific chemical. If you are dealing with chemicals in your workplace, on a small or large scale then you need to gain knowledge on the Chemical Awareness Safety of all products you may be exposed to, you can learn more about this from the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets).

Who is required to attend Chemical Safety Training? If you are working with a large amount of chemicals or, a small amount of chemicals however the toxicity of the chemicals you are working with is high then you are required to attend Chemical Safety Training. Chemical Safety Training is very specific in the areas that need to be covered. Participants should always ensure they attend the correct type of Chemical Safety Training to suit their requirements and ensure they are competent in how to manage Chemical Safety within their organisation & implement the correct type of Chemical Safety procedure to suit the organisation’s needs.

This course runs for 1 day from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Chemical Safety Awareness course covers both the theory and practical end of chemicals. This allows all participants to demonstrate their skills which are taught on the day of the Chemical Safety Awareness course when working around chemicals.

At the end of the course, all participants will be rewarded with a FETAC level 5 certificate that will be valid for 2 years. Participants who attend the Chemical Safety Awareness course then have the responsibility to ensure their own safety when carrying out any work involving chemicals.

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