Chemical Safety Awareness

7 modules


Caroline Daly

31 Jul 2018



This course has been designed to provide participants with an increased level of awareness when handling chemicals in the workplace. It will assist employees in interacting safely with chemicals and provide a basic knowledge of the controls necessary to minimise exposure to hazardous substances in the work environment.

Please note you will have online access to complete your course for 14 days only from the date of your enrolment. 
Once completed you will receive your certificate via email. 
Upon completion or after this 14 day period, you will no longer have access to the modules.


The legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee are outlined together with the requirement to carry out chemical risk assessments in the workplace.Routes of entry and health effects of working with hazardous substances are discussed and suitable control measures are introduced in order to enable the employee to work safely with chemicals.The legal requirement for correct labelling of chemicals, the significance of hazard pictograms and the provision of safety data sheets are examined with a view to promoting safe practices in the work environment.

The training course, which is divided into four units, is delivered online and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Who is the Course for?

The course is suitable for employees of all levels who have the potential to be exposed to hazardous substances as they carry out their workplace duties.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an awareness of safe working procedures when handling chemicals in the workplace

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Identify the legislation relating to chemicals in the workplace
Explain the various forms that chemicals can take
List the routes of entry for chemicals
Describe the adverse health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals
Recognise hazard pictograms
Explain the importance of chemical labelling and safety data sheets
Outline how to carry out a chemical risk assessment
Understand the hierarchy of control
Recognise safe working practices

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to Chemicals

Chemical legislation
Chemicals in the workplace
Hazardous substances
Routes of entry
Adverse Health Effects

Unit 2: Chemical Labelling

Chemical Labelling
Hazard Pictograms
Safety Data Sheets

Unit 3: Chemical Risk Assessment

Duties of the employer
Duties of the employee
Chemical Risk Assessment
Control Measures
Hierarchy of Control

Unit 4: Safe Working Practices

Good hygiene practices
Storage of chemicals
Emergency procedures

On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course Quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% or above in this assessment in order to achieve your certification.


The aim of this course is to provide participants with an awareness of safe working procedures when handling chemicals in the workplace.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Chemical Safety

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