Chemicals Handling and Storage in Healthcare - Course Details

Course intro:

This Chemical Handling and Storage in Healthcare training course is a 3 hrs session focused on all interactions of staff within healthcare around chemicals they use and store. It is designed to ensure candidates can identify and assess risks associated with the chemicals and use a Safety Data Sheet.

We look at storage, mixing, decanting. We focus on areas like sluice rooms, store rooms, deep cleaning of bed rooms, corridors, toilets, and shared areas.


Course Content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Legislation with respect to the use of Chemicals
  • Introduction to chemicals
  • Health effects of chemicals incl COSHH and Risk Assessing
  • Safe working limits
  • Fire hazards
  • EC Labelling identification/Classification of hazardous substances
  • Warning signs
  • Safety Data Sheets: How to effectively use them
  • Control measures
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment, including its limitations
  • How to deal with chemical spillages or emergencies
  • Accident Prevention, Reporting
  • Conclude & Follow Up Process


Intended Audience

This Chemical Handling and Storage in Healthcare training programme may be beneficial to all who work within a healthcare setting.


Entry Requirements

Minimum age- 18 years old

Minimum English requirements: Leaners must be able to understand and convey the concepts contained in the programme content.