Certified Handler Training

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Certified Handler Training

Certified Handler Training

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) regulations everyone who stores, handles, uses or manufacturers hazardous substances is required to have training.

In addition, the most hazardous substances, including toxic classes 6.1A & 6.1B (acute toxicity category 1 & 2) require a Certified Handler.

Certified Handlers are like the previous Approved Handlers (the regulations changed in 2017) and are in place to ensure that these very hazardous substances are under the control of experienced people, who understand the risks and controls for them. There are two key components – knowledge of the substance and rules, and secondly practical experience with managing the substance.

We offer a full day course (9am-4.30pm) which covers the theory requirements for becoming a Certified Handler. Following this, a practical assessment is required to put the theory in place. This assessment is carried out at your site by one of our Compliance Certifiers and can also be done via Microsoft Teams.

Chemsafety can only certify handlers for class 6. We are unable to certify handlers for the use of agrichemicals, veterinary medicines, and vertebrate toxic agents, but can certify persons storing or manufacturing these products.

Why you need it?

    • Chemsafety offers Certified Handler training that covers the substances that you use and address the specific requirements of your substances.
    • Chemsafety has been providing Approved/Certified Handler training since 2006 and we have 4 Compliance Certifiers on staff.
    • Chemsafety’s open courses include attendees from a variety of industries – users of similar substances are grouped together.
    • Chemsafety’s presenters are chemistry graduates with many years of experience assessing chemical storage and handling across a broad range of New Zealand workplaces.

Upcoming Course Dates

21st July 2022

18th August 2022

15th September 2022

20th October 2022

17th November 2022

8th December 2022

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