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Chemical Safety Consulting

Hazardous Chemicals in the workplace are controlled by a wide range of legislation, including:

Hazardous Chemical Management

Specifically, state legislation regulates how hazardous chemicals or dangerous goods are stored, handled, transported and disposed of in the working environment. The legislation can be confusing and require a considerable amount of time to interpret what risks are related to the nature, use and volume of chemicals on site. The aim of this course is to reduce the confusion and simplify the terminology when managing hazardous chemicals or dangerous goods in the working environment.

Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods Safety

HAZCON Consultants can provide assistance to identify your risks for the storage and handling of Hazardous Chemicals and/or Dangerous Goods that can assist with meeting legislative and safety compliance. We will also review the management systems including, policies and procedures, identify signage, training and emergency procedures required on site to minimise the risk to people, assets and environment.

Chemical Risk Assessments

Conduct hazardous chemical risk assessments to identify the hazards associated with use and/or storage of a hazardous chemicals or mixtures of substances. Following the hazard identification, the risks associated with the hazardous chemical is determined based on a range of methodologies including, the use of in-house procedures or regulator guidance. Where inadequate controlled risks are identified, recommendations are advised with suitable controls measures that can be implemented to minimise the risk, so far as is reasonably practicable.

HAZCON has undertaken extensive chemical management work with:-

  • Waste Water and Water Treatment Plants;
  • Local Government Depots and Facilities;
  • State Government Department Facilities;
  • Design of tertiary institution's facilities;
  • Food Production Facilities;
  • Chemical Manufacturing and Processing Complexes;
  • Munitions and armament facilities with the use and manufacture of explosives and;
  • Petro-chemical facilities; and
  • Dangerous goods transportation.

Our experienced chemical safety consultants come from a broad spectrum of industry. Their expertise in handling chemicals as well as their intimate knowledge of the chemical laws will assist you in making your workplaces safe as well as compliant to current legislation

If you would like to arrange audits or advice on hazardous chemicals and/or dangerous goods safety in general, please contact HAZCON for more information.

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