Certified Handler - Hazardous Substances at Work (US20298 & US20299)


Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, Part 4

Course Information

  • Do you manufacture, store, use, sell, or dispose of hazardous substances?
  • Do you need to become a certified handler for hazardous substances?


A two day interactive certified handler course designed to provide you with knowledge of identifying, storing, packaging, labelling, and managing hazardous substances. QEC is approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to provide this Certified Handler—Hazardous Substances at Work training scheme.

QEC certification of handlers (class 6) does not include fumigants.


To attain a certified handler compliance certificate you must be currently employed in a job involving work with hazardous substances.

Who should attend

  • Those seeking to be a certified handler
  • Those seeking to renew their expired handler certificate with a detailed refresher course
  • Those interested in learning more about hazardous substances legislation
  • Those with some experience handling hazardous substances

Learner Outcomes

Successful completion of this course in class and completion  assessment along with an employer’s declaration of competence, will allow you to become a certified handler and gain NZQA standard 20298 and 20299. 

Gain knowledge and experience in:

  • Hazardous substances classifications;
  • Using standard operating procedures and completing documentation;
  • Reading batch sheets and matching with manufactured products
  • Information, labelling and SDS;
  • Dispensing and weighing products;
  • Safe filling and closing of containers;
  • Quality control including correct labelling;
  • Emergency management;
  • Thresholds, triggers and controls;
  • Certified Handler responsibilities;
  • Tracking;
  • Compliance Certification regime.

Onsite Courses:
We can come and deliver this training onsite at your premises. To inquire about onsite options for your company please register your interest  here.

Public Courses: 

  • 2020 Course Dates:
    • 20-21 January
    • 17-18 February
    • 16-17 March 
    • 20-21 April
    • 18-19 May
    • 22-23 June
    • 20-21 July
    • 17-18 August
    • 21-22 September
    • 19-20 October
    • 16-17 November
    • 15-16 December

Register your interest in a public course here

Before registering please ensure you have read and understood our training course general information, terms and conditions, note the name and date of the course you would like to attend, then click on register.

Trainers / Assessors:
Leigh-Anne Peake

Adrea Noyes

Compliance Certifier:
Leigh-Anne Peake TST000036
QEC Ltd TST100217

SKU: 10002 TAGS: Hazardous Substances, training, Public Course, NZQA, Certified Handler

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