Train­ing for hazardous ar­eas avail­able on­line

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Peo­ple who deal with hazardous sub­stances in the work­place can now com­plete the train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion they re­quire on­line.

In­de­pen­dent Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Ser­vices (IVS) claims it is the first company in New Zealand to of­fer a full train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pack­age on­line for peo­ple who work with gases, aerosols, flammable liq­uids and other dan­ger­ous sub­stances.

The firm’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Webb says there are ap­prox­i­mately 45,000 ap­proved han­dlers in New Zealand who need to be re-cer­ti­fied ev­ery five years.

“This move will ben­e­fit a wide range of New Zealand in­dus­tries such as pe­tro­leum and gas com­pa­nies, steel man­u­fac­tur­ers and the forestry sec­tor as well as smaller busi­nesses who deal with paints, pool chem­i­cals and other hazardous ma­te­ri­als,” says Webb.

The firm’s train­ing course is bro­ken into four mod­ules with videos and support man­u­als to guide peo­ple.

Webb says: “Peo­ple can stop and start their study as of­ten as they wish – so it’s per­fect for fit­ting around their ex­ist­ing work sched­ule, caus­ing min­i­mal dis­rup­tion for all in­volved.”

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