Flammable Liquids Safety (WHSO16)

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Who should attend

This online course is designed for staff and students who are working with chemicals, specifically flammable liquids.  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.

Course overview

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 flammable liquids. Participants need to have previously completed the general Chemical Safety course. 

There is a compulsory competency assessment at the end of the course and the training is valid for five years.

Key takeaways      

At the conclusion of this course participants will understand:

  • The hazards associated with flammable liquids
  • The safe handling and storage of flammable liquids
  • How to handle a spill or leaking flammable liquids

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • Flammable liquid definitions and properties
  • Risk associated with the use of flammable liquids
  • Storage requirements
  • Handling precautions and equipment

When are the courses held

The Flammable Liquids Safety (WHSO16) module is available on Wattle. It can be found by searching for FLSA_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
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