Approved Handler - Class 2-9 Hazardous Substances (unit standard 20645; unit standard 20733)
Do you manufacture, store, use, sell, or dispose of hazardous substances? Do you need to become an approved handler for hazardous substances? This course is for you!
Upcoming Public Courses 2017 dates
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If you manufacture, store, use, sell or dispose of hazardous substances and need to become an approved handler or want a thorough overview of the legislation, then this course is for you.
After successful completion of this course and post course assessments you can also obtain Unit Standard 20645 & Unit Standard 20733. QEC has been granted approval by NZQA under Section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide Approved Handler - Hazardous Substance, training scheme.
Past student feedback: "was an eye opener as we use paints and solvents all the time and now gonna really push the issue to co workers about what damages the stuff can do to ourselves, others and the environment"
NZQA Unit standard 20645 - Describe the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 relevant to approved handlers
NZQA Unit standard 20733 - Demonstrate knowledge of safe storage and handling of hazardous substances in the workplace
A two day interactive course designed to provide you with knowledge of HSNO Substances and New Organisms Act and allow you to become a certified approved handler.
Who should attend:
- Those seeking to be an approved handler
- Those seeking to renew their expired approved handler certificate with a detailed refresher course
- Those interested in learning more about HSNO
- Those with some experience handling hazardous substances
Successful completion of this course and post course assessment will demonstrate knowledge of Hazardous Substances Personnel Qualifications Regulations 2001 for classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 as required for NZQA unit standards 20645 (Describe the requirements of the HSNO Act relevant to approved handlers) level 3, 3 credits; and 20733 (Demonstrate knowledge of safe storage and handling of substances in the workplace) level 3, 4 credits.
Attendees may apply to become a registered approved handler upon successful completion of the course and in course assessment and associated application paperwork (fee is included in course cost)
QEC has been granted approval by NZQA under Section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide Approved Handler - Hazardous Substance, training scheme.
Gain knowledge and experience in:
- Hazardous substances classifications
- Information labelling and SDS
- Emergency management
- HSNO controls and group standards
- Thresholds, triggers and controls
- Approved Handler responsibilities
Previous experience with hazardous substances is required. If you require accreditation to Unit Standard 20645 and Unit Standard 20733 you must provide us with your NZQA number.
If you are renewing your certificate this course exceeds the renewals requirements under HSNO legislation. We do not certify pesticides or veterinary medicines or explosives.
In Class: $720.00 plus GST per person.
Unit standard administration $100.00 plus GST for two
Trainers / Assessors:
Leigh-Anne Peake TST000036
Fiona Forrest TST100175