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Managing health and safety in healthcare: chemical agent hazards

Who this training is for

To provide managers with information for implementing a safety management programme and undertaking chemical risk assessment on the safe use and storage of chemicals.

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Training format


Course code



On successful completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • identify chemical agent hazards that exist in the healthcare environment
  • identify ways in which healthcare employees are exposed to chemical agents in the workplace
  • outline the steps involved in a chemical risk assessment
  • describe measures used to safeguard healthcare employees from the effects of hazardous chemicals


Topic 1:Introduction to chemical agent hazards

Topic 2: Chemical risk assessment

Topic 3: Implementing control measures


30 minutes

How to book

Online via

Record system


Assessment and certification

Online assessment to be completed

Online certificate of completion will be issued


Mandatory for all line, service and department managers with responsibility for managing of chemical safety


Health and Safety Authority


Additional training may be required due to the complexity of the hazards, risk process and controls (including local emergency/ spillage procedures) in your workplace. These additional needs should be identified by each line manager in consultation with their staff through the training needs assessment process.