Certified Handler

Key Information

Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 12

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$280 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$2520 Company Booking

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Gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a Certified Handler in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

This course will provide you with knowledge of the regulations applicable to those hazardous substances required to be under the control of a Certified Handler.

Note: On successful completion of this course, Safety ‘n Action can guide you through the Certified Handler Certification process – additional fees apply

  • Unit Standards - CH (Click to see more detail)









    Describe the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 relevant to approved handlers


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the hazard classifications, properties, and adverse effects of those hazardous substances required to be under the control of a Certified Handler

  2. Describe the requirements that are imposed by the Hazardous Substances Regulations in relation to those hazardous substances

  3. Understand the requirements imposed under the HSNO Act in relation to those hazardous substances

  4. Describe the proposed conditions of the person’s compliance certificate as a certified handler

  5. Describe the precautions required to prevent injury or illness to any persons at the workplace caused by any of those substances
  6. Describe the procedures to adopt in an emergency involving those substances
  7. Describe any variations of requirements, alternative means of compliance with requirements, or additional requirements specified in a relevant safe work instrument

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.