Who should attend
This online course is designed for staff and students who are working with chemicals, specifically corrosives. In certain areas, it is a requirement for staff and students to successfully complete this course prior to work/study being carried out within the laboratory.
This online course, which is an extension of the Chemical Safety course, will upgrade the chemical hazard management skills of staff and post-graduate students, with an emphasis on corrosives. Practical exercises will be used on the common corrosives used in laboratories.
There is a compulsory competency assessment at the end of the course and the training is valid for five years.
At the conclusion of this course participants will understand:
- The hazards associated with corrosive substances
- The safe storage of corrosive substances
- The safe handling of corrosive substances
What the course will cover
Topics addressed will include:
- Corrosive substances and the dangers
- Hydrofluoric acid and relevant spill control techniques
- Storage requirements
- Handling guidelines
When can I enrol
The Corrosive Safety (WHSO14) module is available on Wattle. It can be found by searching for OHSC_2020 in Wattle.
This course is free to ANU staff.
A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:
- Approval to attend the training program