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Certified Chemical Awareness & Handling Course

Tutors: Ireland T&T Limited

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Duration: 1 day

Venue: Dublin 12

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

Morning Session: Chemical Safety Training designed for those who have the potential to be exposed to chemicals in the workplace. Participants will understand the physical and health hazards of chemicals used in the workplace and the importance of the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) to identify methods of protection using safe work practices, emergency procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE).

This Chemical Safety Awareness Course will provide an awareness and understanding of chemical safety in the workplace. The course covers:

  • Legal Overview – Employer & Employee duties in current legislation
  • Routes of Entry of Chemicals – how chemicals can adversely affect us depending on route of entry, dose and duration of exposure
  • Classification of Hazardous Substances – site-specific information in relation to particular chemicals can be addressed in this section
  • Use of Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Overview of Safe Systems of Work to include: Permit to Work & Hot Work permits
  • The 2007 Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 619 of 2001)
  • Risk Assessment principles and practice Hazard identification
  • The definition of a hazardous substance.
  • Examples of hazardous substances in the workplace.

Afternoon session:  As above but includes the practical sessions of correct PPE implementation, removal and disposal, as well as Spill exercises.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List routes of entry of chemicals into the body
  • Identify health effects of chemicals
  • Identify warning symbols and read relevant product warning label
  • Use an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
  • Identify and competently use, remove and dispose of different types of available PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Deals with chemical spills

Participant Profile:

This course is intended for film workers, mainly model makers, props, art department and construction crew, who come into contact with chemicals in the workplace.  It has been specifically designed to include a wide variety of chemicals specifically used in the film industry.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Friday 18 October 2019.

For further information, please email fran.keaveney@screenskillsireland.ie.

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