- Describe the different types of Chemicals and their uses
- List the routes of entry of chemicals into the body
- Identify health effects of chemicals
- Identify warning symbols
- Read relevant product warning labels
- Legislative requirements related to safe chemical handling to prevent workplace accidents
- Chemical hazards and their associated risks
- Safe work practices and emergency procedures when handling chemicals
Aims of this Course:
- Create a complete list of chemicals in your workplace
Hazard symbol and meaning – Hazard pictograms alert us to the presence of a hazardous chemical. The pictograms help us to know that the chemicals we are using might cause harm to people or the environment. The GB CLP hazard pictograms appear in the shape of a diamond with a distinctive red border and white background.
- Know where the chemicals in your workplace are stored, the quantity, how you are using them, who is potentially exposed to them
- Know the risks they pose
- Ensure necessary controls are in place
- Identify corrective actions to be taken where controls are lacking
- How to use a knapsack sprayer
- How to maintain a knapsack sprayer
- How to check for damage to a knapsack sprayer
- How to calculate dilutions
- What is PPE and how to use it
- The Importance of the Safety Data Sheets, information contained in them and detailed look at the 16 headings.
- Recognising a good spray day
- How to dispose of unused chemicals safely
- Washing and storing knapsack sprayer after use.
Who should take this course?
People who work in:
- Outdoor Maintenance
- Indoor Maintenance
- Any person you is using chemicals in the workplace