MEM13003B – Work Safely with industrial chemicals and materials

Course Description

This unit covers the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPEs), the identification of hazards and emergency procedures, and the process for observing safe working practices in relation to working with industrial chemicals and materials.


  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency procedures including chemical spill and basic firefighting procedures.
  • Hazard identification
  • OHS/WHS legislation and requirements
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Safe manual handling procedures.
  • Chemical Storage
  • Dangerous goods classification.

Entry Requirements

There is no entry requirements for this unit

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


Students should also refer to the Student Information Booklet and Fee Schedules for detailed information on Transform Training’s policies and procedures including:

  • Work, health and safety
  • Fees and charges
  • Refunds
  • Grievances and disputes