Training for hazardous areas available online
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.”