HRETDs stacking and storing of HAZMAT training course details
Storage of hazardous
chemical substances
SAQA unit standard: 244073
Field: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
NQF level:  02 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Four days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs stacking and storing of HAZMAT training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Breathing apparatus
Dangerous goods by road
Handling HAZMAT
Spill kit responder
Stacking and storing HAZMAT
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools

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Included in this mutimedia training programme In this training programme, learners are primed in the preparation to receive hazardous chemicals, receiving and checking of chemicals against required administrative stationary, the safe handling of chemicals, conducting post-handling processes and the storing of hazardous chemicals for production requirements in accordance with legislated guidelines.

Entry requirements

Grade 10 certificate (full maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of storing hazardous chemical substances training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Health and safety training

Each learner will receive

Stacking and storage of hazardous chemicals(HAZMAT) training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

Introduction to dangerous goods

As an introduction, we discuss commonly used terminology, definitions, dangerous goods and characteristic risk classifications. We also go over Globally Harmonized System and CLP Regulations, packing group classifications, emergency response classifications and Emergency Action Codes (EAC).

Preparing to receive dangerous goods

We discuss the warehousing agreement, gathering of information, appointments to specific duties, suitability of storage facilities, and familiarity with goods to be handled – reading an MSDS, person protective equipment (PPE), emergency preparedness and good housekeeping.

Receiving and checking dangerous goods

We discuss the dangerous goods receiving manager, the dangerous goods declaration (DGD), labelling requirements of the received goods, loading/offloading risk assessment forms (plus examples), and general requirements for the receipt and dispatch of dangerous goods.

Safe warehousing operations

We explain the off-loading operation, use of fork-lift trucks for handling dangerous goods, separation and segregation, operating procedures, site rules, product-specific technology and dealing with leakage or spillage.

Hazard class specific handling, storage and emergency response considerations

Class 1 – Explosives
Class 2 – Gasses
Class 3 – Flammable liquids
Class 4 – Flammable solids
Class 5 - Oxidizers and organic peroxides
Class 6 – Toxic and infectious substances
Class 7 – Radioactive material
Class 8 – Corrosive material

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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HRETD certification policy

This training programme is aligned to the Chemical Industries Education Training Authority (CHIETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 244073:  Receive, Handle and Store Hazardous Chemicals Safely.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, excepting where it is the policy of the company to have the candidate refreshed every two years.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.