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Overview | Chemical Safety Training

Chemical Safety Training is a critical program designed to enhance safety and compliance in environments where chemicals are used, stored, or disposed of. This essential training equips participants with the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to handle chemicals safely, understand the risks associated with hazardous substances, and implement best practices to mitigate these risks.

Tailored to meet the needs of a variety of industries, our Chemical Safety Training ensures that employees at all levels, from frontline workers to managers, are well-versed in the principles of chemical safety, including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), spill response procedures, and legal compliance requirements.

Our Chemical Safety Training delves deep into the classification of chemicals, understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and the importance of hazard communication in the workplace. Participants learn through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, including real-life case studies and hands-on exercises designed to reinforce safe handling and emergency response skills. This training also covers the critical aspects of chemical storage, waste management, and strategies for reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals, ensuring participants are prepared to apply these practices in their daily work.

Upon completion of the Chemical Safety Training, participants will possess a robust understanding of chemical hazards and the necessary precautions to take when working with or around chemicals. They will be capable of implementing effective safety measures, conducting risk assessments, and ensuring that their workplace remains compliant with health and safety regulations.

This Chemical Safety training is indispensable for creating a safer working environment in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, research and development, and any other industry where chemicals play a central role. Investing in Chemical Safety Training is not only a regulatory requirement but a proactive step towards protecting employees, the environment, and the public from the potential dangers of chemical exposure.

Customised Chemical Safety Training for Diverse Industries

Our Chemical Safety Training program is meticulously tailored to meet the unique challenges and requirements of various industries, ensuring that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle chemicals safely and responsibly. By recognising the specific needs of each sector, we deliver targeted training solutions that not only comply with regulatory standards but also address the practical safety concerns faced by workers on a daily basis. Here’s how our Chemical Safety training is customised for key sectors:

  • Manufacturing & Pharmaceuticals: Focused on the safe handling of raw materials and finished products, our training covers everything from production processes to waste disposal, ensuring a safe manufacturing environment.

  • Healthcare & Laboratories: Tailored to the needs of medical professionals and lab technicians, our program emphasizes the safe use of clinical chemicals, drug formulations, and laboratory reagents, along with emergency response procedures.

  • Construction: With an emphasis on the risks associated with paints, solvents, and adhesives, we provide guidance on safe application methods and ventilation requirements to prevent hazardous exposure.

  • Agriculture: Our chemical safety training addresses the safe use of pesticides and fertilizers, highlighting protective measures, application techniques, and environmental considerations to safeguard both workers and ecosystems.

  • Oil, Gas & Mining: Designed for these high-risk industries, our training focuses on the handling of petrochemicals and mining chemicals, including safe transport, storage, and emergency spill response.

  • Cleaning Services: Offering training on the safe use of industrial cleaning agents and solvents, we ensure that cleaning staff are protected against chemical hazards while maintaining high cleanliness standards.

  • Automotive: From manufacturing to maintenance, our training covers the safe handling of automotive chemicals, including paints, fuels, and solvents, ensuring worker safety in all aspects of automotive operations.

  • Education & Research: Tailored for academic and research settings, our program ensures that educators and researchers are well-versed in chemical storage, handling, and disposal practices, fostering a safe learning environment.

  • Cosmetics & Personal Care: Focusing on the unique safety challenges of producing cosmetic and personal care products, our training covers formulation, manufacturing, and packaging processes.

  • Electronics: Addressing the chemical safety needs in electronics manufacturing and recycling, our training includes safe handling of solvents, acids, and other hazardous substances used in the industry.

Our Chemical Safety Training is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a series of industry-specific programs designed to address the distinct safety challenges and regulatory requirements of each sector. By investing in our tailored chemical safety training, industries can ensure their workforce is well-prepared to manage chemical risks effectively, promoting a safer working environment and a culture of safety and responsibility.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Certificate of Completion. This training is non-nationally recognised.


Course Fees

  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 7-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 4-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Chemical Safety Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Fundamental Concepts and Compliance:

  • Key Terms
  • Risk Management Terms
  • Purpose of Chemical Risk Management
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Risk Assessment Context
  • Types of Chemical Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment and Management:

  • Who Should Be Involved
  • Consultation Requirements
  • Information and Training
  • Safety Data Sheet Management
  • Information Provided in SDS
  • SDS Availability

Storage and Handling of Hazardous Chemicals:

  • Storing Hazardous Chemicals
  • Information Sources
  • Storage Facility Location
  • Storage Facility Considerations
  • Safety Signage Requirements
  • Cages and Cabinets for HAZCHEM
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Chemical Incompatibility
  • Separation and Segregations
  • Additional Storage Risks
  • Minor Storage
  • Minor Storage Precautions
  • Movement and Storage Terms

Labelling and Documentation:

  • Label Requirements
  • Labels for Different Containers
  • Label Terminology
  • Non-Conforming Labels

Emergency Response and Procedures:

  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Spill Containment Systems
  • Guidelines for Minor Spills
  • Guidelines for Major Spills

Health and Safety Monitoring:

  • Health Monitoring
  • Air Monitoring
  • Health Monitoring Procedures

Disposal and Waste Management:

  • Identifying Chemicals for Disposal
  • Disposal Requirements
  • Storage of Chemicals for Disposal
  • Precautions During Disposal

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Site Chemical Safety Assessment – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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