Storage & Handling of  Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Storage & Handling of
Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Effective Management and Monitoring of Safe Operating Procedures

Scheduled Dates

15 - 19 Jan 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

All chemical exposures have the potential for serious health consequences. Depending on the toxicology and concentration, the effects of chemical exposures may be immediate (acid burns) or long term (chronic beryllium disease or cancer).  In any case, chemical exposures may result in life threatening outcomes.  Chemicals may cause physical damage such as explosions or fires resulting in serious injury and facility damage.

Facility and mission related effects might include corrosive actions that degrade equipment performance (like mercury on copper nickel alloys and aluminium) and residual contamination that limits the future use of facilities and equipment.  Environmental issues may arise as a result of spills, releases, or waste chemical inventories.   In addition to the health effects, physical damage, or environmental effects that may result from a chemical incident, there will be a need to initiate emergency response actions to mitigate the potential impact of the incident.

This training course will highlight:

  • The key components of an effective program for working with toxic and hazardous materials
  • The importance of identifying toxic and hazardous materials stored and used
  • How to identify potential risks of storing and handling toxic and hazardous materials
  • How to carry out effective monitoring and measurement safe operating procedures
  • Providing personnel with essential training and information on toxic and hazardous materials

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

The objectives of this PetroKnowledge training course to ensure you gain the detailed information and competency when storing and handling toxic chemicals and hazardous materials.  This training course has five key objectives:

  • Ensure good understanding of toxic and hazardous material risks
  • Establishing safe procedures for storage and handling of toxic and hazardous materials
  • Explanation of International chemical marking and labelling systems
  • Selecting effective control measures four toxic and hazardous material risks
  • Establishing effective emergency management plans and emergency response actions

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This Storage and Handling of Toxic Chemicals and Hazardous Materials training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Technicians and managers who need knowledge of managing hazardous materials
  • Personnel involved in hazardous substances management and programmes
  • HSE personnel involved in safety management systems
  • Engineers required having knowledge of process safety aspects of plant operation
  • Other personnel interested the storage and handling of toxic and hazardous materials

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Delegates will learn by active participation through inspiring presentation tools and interactive techniques presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style.  Delegates will take part in practical exercises, typical case studies and group discussion forums.

Organisational Impact

In addition to the professional development of staff, the organisation will be able to prioritise resources for effectively managing the storage and handling of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, including:

  • Use of well proven risk assessment and analysis techniques
  • Effective implementation of risk controls for hazardous material handling and use
  • Improved confidence in prevention of major incidents and potential injury
  • Efficient decision making for procurement of safer alternative hazardous materials
  • Introduction of new methods to improve process safety efficiency

Personal Impact

Participants will be able to apply skills learnt from this training at a practical level to identify and implement safe storage and handling procedures for toxic and hazardous materials and continual improvement measures.

  • Increasing career flexibility with new skills and knowledge
  • Competent to carry out risk assessments of hazardous material use and handling
  • Able to select and implementing appropriate risk treatment controls
  • Developing safer operational situations by sharing best practice examples
  • Practicing risk planning for handling of toxic and hazardous materials will build confidence

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Toxic and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

  • What is a toxic or hazardous material
  • Classification of toxic and hazardous substances
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Toxicity and health effects
  • Control of sources of exposure
  • Environmental effects on health

Day Two: Classification and Labelling

  • International standard for classifying toxic and hazardous materials (HAZMAT)
  • Chemical classification methods (Global Harmonised System-GHS & EU Risk and Safety Phrases)
  • Nature and type of marking of storage and transfer containers
  • Nature and type for labelling toxic and hazardous materials
  • Communicating toxic and hazardous material marking and labelling system information
  • General responsibilities of suppliers

Day Three: Operational Control Measures

  • Risk assessment techniques for identifying chemical hazards
  • Analysing risk assessment findings and evaluating risk levels
  • Control measures for chemicals hazardous to health
  • Control measures of flammable, dangerously reactive or explosive chemicals
  • Control measures for the storage of hazardous chemicals
  • Hazardous waste audit and disposal and treatment of waste chemicals

Day Four: Safe Handling of Toxic and Hazardous Materials

  • Safe work systems and best practices
  • Personal protection clothing and equipment (selection and use)
  • Provision of training and information on chemical risks
  • General and local exhaust ventilation methods
  • Maintenance of engineering control measures
  • Monitoring and measuring methods and record-keeping

Day Five: Emergency Management and Response Plans

  • Identifying potential emergency incidents of toxic and hazardous materials
  • Developing emergency response procedures
  • Establishing on-site and off-site emergency plans
  • Emergency training, exercises and drills
  • Medical first aid, health surveillance and medical records
  • Investigation of incidents and lessons learned


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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