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Safe Handling of Industrial Chemicals and Materials (MEM13003B)

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This unit covers using personal protective equipment (PPE), identifying the particular hazards and emergency procedures, and observing safe working practices in that environment. This unit may be applied in a workplace in which materials and chemicals which is subject to codes and regulations are stored and used, for example, chemicals, solvents, dangerous materials, acids, noxious waste products etc.
  • Undertake risk assessment
  • Communicate with others
  • Perform proper manual handling techniques
  • Interpret safety signage, dangerous goods classification, labeling & placards
  • Test, use & maintain PPE
  • Interpret the relevant SDS’s
  • Understand the inherent hazardous properties of the chemical to be used
  • Demonstrate chemical spill confinement procedures
  • Understanding of basic fire fighting
  • Report near miss occurrences
  • Understand site-specific emergency plans
  • Understand hierarchy of control

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Workplaces in which materials and chemicals which are subject to codes and regulations are stored and used

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Construction and General Trades
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Cleaning
  • Warehousing

Safety Boots or Enclosed footwear, suitable attire, hard hat, a pen/pencil.


Duration - One (1) Day

Time - 8.30am to 4.30pm

Work Safely with Industrial Chemicals and materials is open to the public and can be delivered on your site or at the Academy. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch is provided when delivered at TTA. Please advise office of any dietary requirements


RPL is not offered. This UOC is from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package. Further details can be found at Learners who complete this UOC may be eligible for further study such as: MSA30309 Certificate III in surface preparation and coating application.

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