HSWA requirements for Staff Training:
One of the changes that will affect you most is the training and competency regulation
10.34(1c) - ANY WORKER at the location who handles a class 2.1.1, 2.1.2 or 3.1 substance HAS RECEIVED information, training and instruction in accordance with regulation 4.5
This means a single Approved Handler is no longer a suitable solution to training and competency.
One solution would be to set up a training matrix which lists all your staff and the training they have been provided and the schedule for future training. Attached is a sample you can choose to amend if you don't already have something similar.
If you do this proactively it will expedite the renewal of your Location Compliance Certificate as this is probably the biggest single change that will affect sites USING these substances.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES TOOLBOX RELEASED TO ASSIST BUSINESSES
MANAGE THEIR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
GREG QUIN - COMPLIANCE CERTIFIER
KEVIN TOWART- TRAINEE COMPLIANCE CERTIFIER
KIRSTIN QUIN - ADMINISTRATOR
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON
Hazardous Substance Compliance certifier
Contact: Greg Quin - Worksafe Approved Compliance Certifier: 000352
Phone: 027 22 66 759
approval on Worksafe site:
Dunedin - PO Box 7134, Mornington, Dunedin 9040