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Training: On Site & Classroom Courses

Certified Handler and Certificate of Training

All our courses provide concise and practical information for everyone handling hazardous substances. It is especially invaluable for those who are supervising others or committed staff requiring a higher level of training, providing knowledge and principles to those using hazardous substances.

CERTIFIED HANDLER: Class 6.1A and 6.1B (We do not certify persons handling fumigants, explosives, pesticides or VTA's)

HSWA legislation requires a certified handler to handle certain acutely toxic hazardous substances: class 6.1A and 6.1B. This is a 5 year compliance certificate. 

In addition to practical and supervised workplace experience(provided as an assesment from the PCBU), they must attend a course to obtain final stage of certification.  Inferno provides a concise multi media course includes a training reference booklet and will require the handler to complete competancy assessment.

The certified handler will learn key principles about toxic substances to become highly competant team members within their workplace. Also, invaluable information for supervisors, senior staff, PCBU and managers.

They will know and be able to describe:

- the hazard classifications, properties and adverse effects of the substances they deal with and how to protect people and the environment from them

- any requirements under the new Regulations or the HSNO/HSWA Act: what the law requires and why

- how to prevent the substance from causing injury or illness to anyone at the workplace

- what to do in an emergency involving the hazardous substances

- SDS and Labels: what valuable information they provide

- PPE and other equipment

- Safe work procedures when handling, manufacturing, storinge, and/or disposing.

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CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING: Class 2, 3, 4, 5, (6.1C-E) and 8

As of 1st Dec 2018, every person handling hazardous substances needs to show appropriate training.

Inferno has developed a course to benefit those requiring a higher level of training outside their on-site training. This course provides knowledge and principles for handing hazardous substances. Similar to the approved handler, this course that will provide extra information on controls and regulations ensuring your team is up to speed with requirements and work related saftey controls. 

This course covers the correct procedures and regulations pertaining to decantering/labelling, signage, PPE, containment, tracking, Hazardous Atmosphere zones, incompatible substances, SDS, emergency management and disposal requirements plus much more...

You will understand the purpose and principles of the the new regulations covering: Enforcement/compliance regime, HSNO/HSWA Acts and how they work together, management responsibilities and your obligations and liabilites.

The handler will learn key principles about hazardous substances to become highly competant team members within their workplace. Also, invaluable information for supervisors, senior staff, PCBU and managers.

This is a 3 year certificate.

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We facilitate 4x classroom courses per month: 2x Hamilton and 2x Mt Maunganui

We also provide onsite training for your team of 6 or more persons: please enquire for more information

Click here to download an Handler Application form to book your space

Application Checklist:

1. Candidate Application form completed and signed

2. On-site Competency and Working Knowledge Assessment completed and sign by Workplace Supervisor/PCBU

3. Copy of Previous Approved Handler certificate if available

4. Copy of Photo ID :eg: Drivers License or Passport etc..

5. Copy of current Workplace Inventory