What is a certified handler?
A certified handler is a person who has been qualified to handle specific hazardous substances. If toxic (class 6.1A and/or 6.1B) substance(s) are present in your workplace, you may require a certified handler.
Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, a certified handler is always required to be present or available at all times, where toxic (class 6.1A and/or 6.1B) substances are present.
A certified handler certificate is issued by an authorised compliance certifier and certifies a specific person for a particular life cycle (ie transport, storage, manufacture, use or disposal) for a certain hazardous substance.
To issue a certified handler certificate, a compliance certifier must meet the requirements under the HSWA Performance Standard 2019 which include requirements for the applicant to demonstrate knowledge in relation to:
Hazard classifications, properties and adverse effects
Safe handling procedures
Information, training and instruction
You can apply for a certified handler certification with Dangerous Good Compliance Limited.
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