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Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

South London College
Course summary
200 hours
10 GBP
Part time
Online courses
Next available date: This course is available anytime in anywhere. - Online courses
Last application: This course is available to register anytime of the year.
Professional Training

Course description

Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

Although some chemicals are harmless, there are some chemicals that are strong enough to pose mild or life threating injuries. Therefore, it is important for forensic scientists, laboratory technicians, chemists and other professionals working with chemicals to handle them in a proper manner, and this Diploma in Chemical Handling – Level 4 has been developed exactly for that. This course will extensively prep you up to handle chemicals in a proper manner and to avoid laboratory mishaps.

This comprehensive course will discuss about chemical handling and its importance. You will get to understand the importance of hazard communication in preventing accidents, after which the course curriculum will explore the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Once you get into terms with GHS Physical Hazards and Pyrophrorics, this course will move onto educate you about the NEW OSHA Hazard communication standard (HCS). This course will also focus on the different types of chemical hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the department specific hazard communication. By the completion of this course, you will possess all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to handle chemicals like a pro.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Chemists
  • Forensic Scientists
  • professionals who work with chemicals
  • Anyone willing to learn how to handle chemicals

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Option 1 -The Quality License Scheme Certification

Successful learners will receive an Endorsed The Quality License Scheme Accredited Certificate issued by The Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Certification Fee (Printed The Quality License Scheme Certificate) - £49

Option 2 – CPD Accredited Certificate

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) - £29

Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) - £39

Course Code: QLS-03594

Training Course Content

Course Curriculum

Unit 01 Chemical Handling Introduction

1 Chemical Handling Introduction

  • Common Water/Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
  • Solubility of Substances in Water
  • Purpose of Coagulation
  • The Coagulation Process
  • Factors Influencing Coagulation
  • Coagulants
  • H2S Control – Traditional Wet Scrubbing using Chemicals

Unit 2 Hazard Communication Introduction

1 Hazard Communication Introduction

  • Revised Hazard Communication Program
  • More on the Revised Hazard Communication Standard

Unit 3 What Is The Globally Harmonized System

1 What is the Globally Harmonized System?

Unit 4 United Nations Globally Harmonized System

1 Background

  • What is the GHS?
  • Why was the GHS developed?
  • What was the International Mandate?
  • How was the GHS developed?
  • How will the GHS be maintained and updated?
  • When will the GHS be implemented?
  • What are the benefits?

2 How is the GHS to be applied?

2.1 Are all chemicals covered by the GHS?

2.2 Will all hazardous chemicals require a GHS label and Safety Data Sheet?

2.3 How will the GHS impact existing regulations?

2.4 What is meant by GHS Building Blocks?

Unit 5 How the GHS Building Blocks by should applied

1 How the GHS Building Blocks by should applied?

2.1 Transport

2.2 Workplace

2.3 Consumer

2.4 Pesticides

2.5 How will the GHS impact countries without existing regulations?

2.6 What is Classification?

Unit 6 Hazard Classification

1 Hazard Classification

Unit 7 What Are The GHS Physical Hazards

1 What are the GHS Physical Hazards?

  • Explosives
  • Flammable Gases
  • Flammable Aerosols
  • Oxidizing Gases
  • Gases under Pressure
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Self-Reactive Substances

Unit 8 Pyrophorics

1 Pyrophorics

  • Substances Corrosive to Metal
  • Acute Toxicity
  • Skin Corrosion
  • Skin Irritation
  • Eye Effects
  • Sensitization
  • Germ Cell Mutagenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Target Organ Systemic Toxicity (TOST): Single Exposure & Repeated Exposure
  • Aspiration Hazard
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Chronic Aquatic Toxicity
  • What is the GHS approach to classifying mixtures?

2 What are Bridging Principles?

2.1 Hazard Communication

3 Labels

Unit 9 Transport and Emergency Responders

1 Transport and Emergency Responders

  • What are the GHS label elements?
  • The format of the 16-section SDS should include the following sections

Unit 10 The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

1 The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

  • Hazard classification.
  • Written hazard communication program.
  • Safety data sheets.
  • Employee information and training.
  • Employee training shall include at least

Unit 11 Different Types of Chemical Hazards

1 Different Types of Chemical Hazards

  • Chemicals cause health hazards if they are
  • Identifying Hazardous Chemicals
  • Common SDS Definitions
    • Health Hazards
    • Physical Hazards
    • Hazardous Limits

Unit 12 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Section

1 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Section

  • Always utilize a fume hood.

Unit 13 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Requirements

1 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Requirements

Unit 14 Controlling Chemical Exposures

1 Controlling Chemical Exposures

1.1OSHA Respirator Standard

Unit 15 Personal Protection Equipment Section

1 Personal Protection Equipment Section

2 Personal Protective Equipment

2.1 Filter Lenses for Protection against Radiant Energy

Unit 16 Selection Guidelines for Head Protection

1 Selection Guidelines for Head Protection

  • Foot Protection

Unit 17 Hand Protection

1 Hand Protection

Unit 18 Protective Clothing Applications

1 Protective Clothing Applications

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Chemical Handling – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


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Continuing Studies

Once you successfully completed the Level 4 Diploma in Chemical Handling, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. 

  • Chemist – £24,938 per annum
  • Research Chemist – £29,046 per annum
  • Forensic Scientist – £26,970 per annum
  • Chemical Engineer – £32,414 per annum

Other jobs you can get

  • Toxicologist
  • Assistant Chemist
  • Medicinal Chemist

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South London College is a well-established Professional online education provider in the United Kingdom and it aims to meet the employment needs of the youth and people in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. South London College...

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