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Chemical Handling Basics Skill Set

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Learn the skills and knowledge required to handle, transport, and apply chemicals under supervision

The appropriate and safe use of chemicals is a skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with the 3 day Chemical Handling Basics Skill Set!

In this skill set, you will learn the following:
  • Handling and transport techniques and requirements for chemicals
  • Structure and content of chemical labels and safety data sheets and their use and purpose for safe chemical application
  • Principles and methods of measuring, mixing and applying chemicals
  • Features and functions of a range of application equipment, their operations, and maintenance requirements
  • Risk factors to be taken into account for human and animal health, spillage and environmental impact relevant to chemical use before, during and following chemical application
  • Basic chemical groupings and types used in the workplace, including:
  • The of mode of action
  • The impact on chemical safety
  • Application methods
  • Paths of entry of poisons into the body and the methods of limiting exposure through practices and personal protective clothing
  • Maintenance practices for chemical application related equipment and PPE and disposal procedures for chemical contaminants and containers
  • Assessing weather conditions and the impact on safe application of chemicals
  • Components of a workplace chemical application plan
  • Chemical related records and reports and their purpose.
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Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Please note: A person applying chemicals for hire/gains in WA require Pest Management Technician Licence. However, they can apply chemicals under direct supervision of licence holder. See Health (Pesticides) Regulations 2011.

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