RoSPA: Staying Safe with Hazardous Substances

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 35 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

Hazardous substances occur in almost every workplace, sometimes as a regulated part of a production or maintenance process, but sometimes accidentally or as a bi-product of other activity.

Often hazardous substances are simply not recognised as such, being accepted as just part and parcel of the workplace. Whatever the reason for the presence of such substances it is essential that employees know how to identify them and how to deal with them safely. Failure to provide this knowledge may lead to injury to, or ill-health of, the employee and regulatory action against the employer.

This course enables learners to identify hazardous substances, deal with them safely and take appropriate steps in the event of mishap.

This course is for new starters and any worker in need of refresher training on the risks associated with working with hazardous substances.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

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- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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The course covers the following topics relating to hazardous substances:

Hazardous substances:
- What are they?
- Their effects
- How substances become hazardous
- Identification
- Safety precautions
- Dealing with spillages
- The importance of first aid


On completion of this course the learner will be able to take appropriate steps to remove or reduce the risks to their health resulting from contact with, or misuse of, hazardous substances.

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