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.

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

Certified Handlers 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 by interactive video conference call via Microsoft Teams.

Chemsafety can only certify handlers for acutely toxic Class 6.1A & 6.1B hazardous substances in line with HSW(HS) Reg 4.3. 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 Certified Handler training since 2006 and we have 3 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 – Christchurch

20 June 2024

18 July 2024

22 August 2024

19 September 2024

24 October 2024

21 November 2024

Upcoming Course Dates – Wellington

6 June 2024

4 July 2024

1 August 2024

5 September 2024

3 October 2024

7 November 2024

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