• Science

Hazardous Chemical Training

PL # 13512
Starting on 7 Oct 2022
Cancellation permitted until 30 Sep 2022

Event registrations closed on 30 Sep 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


Hazardous chemical training for teachers of science and laboratory technicians

It is a legislative requirement to manage the risks associated with all chemicals stored and used in all workplaces.

As the phrase indicates, Dangerous Goods and hazardous chemicals can cause serious harm to the health of humans and can cause property or environmental damage.

This hazardous chemical course is contextualised to cover chemicals used in a school situation to enable sites meet their obligation under the Work Health and Safety legislation and the current Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.


Work Health and Safety regulation Division 7 regulation 379 outlines the requirement for training.


Division 7   

Induction, information, training and supervision

379   Duty to provide supervision

(1)  A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must provide any supervision to a worker that is necessary to protect the worker from risks to the worker's health and safety arising from the work if, at the workplace, the worker:

     (a)  uses, handles, generates or stores a hazardous                 chemical; or

     (b)  operates, tests, maintains, repairs or                                   decommissions a storage or handling system for a             hazardous chemical; or

     (c)  is likely to be exposed to a hazardous chemical.


Maximum penalty:

In the case of an individual—$6 000.

In the case of a body corporate—$30 000.


(2)  The person must ensure that the supervision of the worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:

    (a)  the nature of the risks associated with the                          hazardous chemical; and

    (b)  the information, training and instruction required                under regulation 39.

Participants will have the opportunity to view practical demonstrations that examine the properties and potential hazards of chemicals used in school laboratories.

Work in groups to identify their legal obligations surrounding the use of hazardous chemicals 

In addition, participants will be able to identify the principles of risk assessment and apply them to a science experiment.

The presenters of this course have worked in schools and been providing this training to teachers and science technicians for over 18 years. Both presenters are highly experienced and have a science background.



Julie Carey

Julie Carey

Carey Consultancy offers a range of services in Chemical Safety that can help schools understand and comply with regulatory compliance for Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Substances and the Global Harmonisation System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Our team has over 50 years of experience working in school science laboratories, and as a result, have an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements for the safe storage and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in schools.

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Hazardous Chemical Training

Date / Time

7 Oct 2022 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

St Mary's Anglican Girls School - Karrinyup


Elliott Road
Karrinyup WA 6018

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Science

School Area

  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

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