Course Details

Competent Persons
Classes 2 and 3

  • Details:

  • Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Price: $295.00 + GST

Who should attend:

  • Persons selling, storing, transporting or handling Classes 2 or 3 Hazardous Substances.
  • Workers/PCBU working with LPG, Petrol, Acetylene, Flammable paints
  • Industries such as Service Stations, LPG swap n go, Forklift operators, Warehousing.

Course Location:


Course Facilitator: Hazardous Substance Trainer


HSWA - Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

Due to recent regulatory changes (1st December 2017) there is a requirement for companies to have their staff trained as 'competent persons'. This replaces the 'Approved Handler' under the HSNO act.

The requirement is that all staff/workers that interact with any hazardous substance regardless of the quantities to be deemed competent as to comply with the new regulations.

This 1/2 day course covers all the requirements needed to become 'competent' for flammable gases and liquids. Along with the training course the PCBU/Company is to provide adequate supervision for a period to where the worker has gained the necessary experience.

A complete training course for persons in charge of Class 2 and 3. This course is in a multi – media format that includes practical examples, training handbook and a short test.


  • Under the NEW Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 (regulation 4.5) the requirement for 'Competent Persons' 
  • An understanding of the HSW Act 2015.
  • Understanding of legal responsibilities under the HSW Regulations 2017.
  • Proficiency to describe Regulations in relation to Classes 2 and 3
  • Classification, Packaging, Identification, Tracking, Disposal.
  • Demonstrate safety procedures when handling or in control Hazardous Substances - Emergency Management, correct warning signage and storage requirements, thresholds.
  • Basic knowledge of Chemical Composition and Material Data Safety Data Systems (MSDS)
  • Competence in safe handling, storage of Hazardous Substances in the workplace
  • Certification: Upon completion of this course and an achieved pass mark, the applicant will receive an Certificate of attendance/training

Course Refreshments

Morning Refreshments are provided on this course

Course Cost:$295+gst

Certificate of Attendance/ Training


Course Notes and Documentation

Discounted rates for groups - Dependent on size of group

Note - HazSubs can come to your location (dependent on group size)

Cancellation terms:
Cancellations or course transfers made on or after 5 days prior to course date will be subject to a $100.00+GST cancellation/transfer fee.  Cancellations/transfers within 48 hours of the course date or non-attendance, once registered, without notification will incur full course cost.

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