This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.


Working with Industrial Chemicals



This program covers the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), identifying the particular hazards and emergency procedures, and observing safe working practices associated with the handling and transportation of dangerous goods. This program may be applied to a workplace where materials and chemicals that are subject to codes and regulations are stored and used.

This program includes the application of current State/Territory WHS legislation, standards, codes of practice, and the hierarchy of hazard control measures with elimination, substitution, isolation and engineering control measures being selected before safe work practices and PPE / PPC. 


This aim of this program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to observe safe working practices associated with the handling and working with dangerous good and hazardous substances. This program may be applied to a workplace where materials and chemicals that are subject to codes and regulations are stored and used.  


  • 1 day


The program is aligned to meet the following units of competency:

  • MEM13003 Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and operational requirements
  • Manual handling
  • Legislation
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Incident reporting in a dangerous good context
  • Risk management
  • Communicating with others
  • Situation reporting
  • Response to a low level HAZMAT incident
  • Signage, labels, placards and MSDS
  • Fire Science Fundamentals
  • Emergency procedures
  • Observing safe work practices
  • Controlling & containing spillages


This program has formal prerequisites. 

MEM11011 Undertake Manual Handling 

MEM13015 Work Effectively in Manufacturing and Engineering 

MEM16006 Organise and Communicate Information 

Note program can be contextualised to include prerequisites as required.


Assessment is conducted by Risk Response + Rescue using evidence of skills and knowledge obtained throughout the program.


A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.


16 participants


  • AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
  • AS 2931-1999 Selection and use of emergency procedure guides for the transport of dangerous goods
  • AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
  • AS/NZS 5026:2012 The storage and handling of Class 4 dangerous goods
  • AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
  • SAA/SNZ HB 76:2010 Dangerous Goods - Initial Emergency Response Guide


Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.



To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, participants will be required to have their temperature tested and sanitise upon entry to our premises. Whilst check-in using our QR code is no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage participants to continue to utilise this function. 

In line with the Public Health Order, face masks are no longer mandatory on our premises however are highly recommended in certain situations. Whilst on our premises you may be asked to wear a face mask if you are not able to be physically distanced (e.g. when in a Confined Space or performing 2 person CPR). We ask that you please be mindful and respectful of the health of our staff and other participants in these situations and comply with the request, unless you have an exemption. 

We kindly ask that anyone who has been identified as a close contact in the 7 days prior to the training, is awaiting COVID-19 test results or is feeling unwell in any way to please not attend our premises. 

Should you not be able to meet these requirements, please contact our office before booking.