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Hazardous Substances - online

Course Information
  • 1 - 2 hours
  • £25 per person

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Course Information
  • 1 - 2 hours
  • £25 per person

  • Course Aim:


    Raise the awareness of employers and employees to the hazards associated with the presence and use of chemicals and hazardous substances and the actions that are necessary to control the risks.

Further Information:


Appreciate by use of examples the main groups of substances and agents that are hazardous to health including chemicals, substances, biological and physical agents.
Recognise the main routes of entry of chemicals and biological hazards into the body or areas most at risk from physical agents.
Recognise common labelling and signs.
Recognise the various forms that chemicals, substances and biological agents can be presented in.
Appreciate how the quantity and duration of exposure affects risk.
Appreciate the issue of sensitisation.
Appreciate the significance of skin contact as the major cause of occupational disease making reference to allergens in particular latex and exposures to sunlight.
Appreciate how simple self examination can form part of a health surveillance programme.
Recognise a hierarchy of controls and reference to the limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Appreciate the need to store and take care of issued PPE and report any defects.
Appreciate the requirements for the safe disposal of chemicals and substances.

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