Chemical Hazard Awareness Training

Our Chemical Hazard Awareness Training course has been specifically developed by chemists and chemical industry personnel. It offers a complete understanding of the hazards and risks that are associated with chemical substances.

This can be used either as an introduction to the topic or as a refresher for those who may require some re-training on the subject. This course works well in conjunction with our other first aid courses that we have available.

Aims of the Course:

To understand more about the chemical substances you work with, taught in a way you can relate to. You will learn about:

  • Hazards, properties, effects and behaviour.
  • How to interpret and use the information sources available (e.g. safety data sheets).
  • How to minimise the risks from specific chemical substances.

 Course overview

Basic Chemistry for Non-Chemists

A simple overview of chemistry, basic knowledge on types of chemicals and looking at the naming of chemicals and how they can react.

Hazard Identification

The ability to understand information that you have available, for example, placards, labels or Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as well as how to interpret this data.

Properties & Behaviour

The way in which chemicals may react in different environments when released from their capsules.

Chemical Effects & First Aid

How you can be exposed to substances, some effects they may have on you and some immediate steps to take if you come into contact with them.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A quick look at types of protective clothing you might want to consider and a timely reminder that the white laboratory coat is not a comprehensive protector.

Why Attend?

Chemical Hazard Awareness is aimed at those colleagues who work in a chemical background, whether regularly or in the event of an emergency, who would like a more detailed understanding of the chemicals they may encounter. It also covers how these could affect them during their work or in the event – however unlikely – of an accident.

Previous customers for this course have included:

  • local authority emergency planners
  • Production plant operators
  • hauliers, warehouse staff
  • health & safety officers
  • logistics managers
  • environment agency
  • facilities managers
  • dangerous goods safety advisors
  • emergency services

Chemical hazard awareness training falls under our health and safety training Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire offices so if you require more details then don’t hesitate to email us on