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The Safe Chemical Warehousing Course enables you to learn about all aspects of safely storing and handling of chemicals in warehouses.
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You will learn all about Safe Chemical Warehousing in this course.

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Chemical Warehouse Safety

Warehousing is one of the most important parts of a supply chain for any manufacturing industry. This is true for the global chemical industry as well, where a lot of their profitability hinges on the efficient and effective chemical storage of their goods in warehouses. Many chemical industry products are toxic, explosive, flammable or hazardous in other ways. Therefore, personnel who are responsible for  these chemical storage buildings, should be adequately trained in the various safety aspects of hazardous chemicals storage.

A majority of these chemical warehouses may store liquids in chemical storage containers like drums or IBC (International Bulk Containers), solids and powders in bags or other packages. It is important to follow health and safety precautions while storing and handling these chemicals. Hence we should follow globally accepted best practices in the storage and handling of these materials. This course is the fastest way to learn about it.

Self Paced E-learning Course

This training course is a self paced e-learning course that has text, voice narration, animations and simulations , videos and self assessment questions that make you an expert in the subject. It is not a simple Power Point Presentation (PPT) or a Video of a guy speaking. Hence it is engaging for the learners, who are happy to complete the training.

Take a look at the demo by clicking the Demo button (up on the left side of this page).

Safe Chemical Warehousing

This Abhisam Safe Chemical Warehousing course enables you to learn all about chemical storage safety and storage of hazardous materials in warehouses. This is very important as storage of chemicals, many of which are toxic, flammable, reactive or hazardous in other ways is a difficult task, if one is not trained in it.

Luckily with this course, you can train your Supervisors and Managers in this area and ensure that your chemical storage buildings (which is what chemical warehouses are actually) remain safe throughout their lifetime. The ignorance of safety standards and regulations, when it comes to warehouse safety can result in tragic consequences, as happened during the recent Tianjin chemical storage warehouse disaster. The exact cause of the accident was never revealed, but it is strongly suspected that the chemical storage in the warehouse was done without any regard to standard safety measures, resulting in a big disaster in which many lives were lost, as well as millions of dollars were lost due to damage to the surrounding area. Even non hazardous goods, such as expensive luxury cars, were damaged simply because one chemical warehouse storage in a nearby location was not upto the mark as far as safety is concerned.

A different Warehouse Safety Course

Many generic “Warehouse Safety” courses cover only the basics of safety in warehouses such as falls, trips and other similar occupational hazards or things like safe driving of forklifts. This is the only course in the world that covers the safe storage and handling of hazardous chemicals in detail. It consists of the following modules:

  1. Basic Concepts of Chemical Warehousing Safety
  2. Hazards
  3. Design and Product Storage
  4. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Requirements
  5. Operations and Management
  6. Legal, Security and Emergency Requirements
  7. Self Assessment Test

Detailed Training Course Contents

Here are the detailed Course Contents.

Module 1: Basic Concepts

  • Warehouses
  • Accidents in warehouses
  • Personal Injuries
  • Industrial accidents
  • Preventing Accidents
  • Warehouse statistics
  • GHS
  • Potential Hazard Sources
  • Good Management Practices
  • Good Warehouse Design
  • Importance of Product Storage
  • Worker Safety
  • Security Aspects

Module 2: Hazards

  • What is a Hazard?
  • Hazard Classes
  • Hazardous Substance
  • Physical Hazards
  • Health Hazards
  • Environmental Hazard
  • Purpose of the GHS
  • Location selection
  • Segregation and separation
  • General recommendations
  • GHS Pictograms
  • MSDS and SDS
  • SDS Contents
  • SDS Examples
  • GHS label Examples
  • Various Safety signs

Module 3: Warehouse Design and Product Storage

  • Location selection
  • Segregation and separation
  • General recommendations
  • Building Design
  • Walls
  • Fire Walls
  • Doors in Fire wall
  • Roof
  • Retention
  • Ventilation
  • Humidity & Temp Control
  • Lighting
  • Electricals
  • Emergency Exits
  • Firefighting
  • Lightning Protection
  • Other facilities
  • Loading Zones
  • Unloading
  • Outdoor Storage
  • Storage plan
  • Aisles
  • Securing of Pallets
  • Stock control system
  • Product Storage
  • Segregation
  • Aisles and lanes
  • ID Markings
  • Block Storage
  • Rack Storage

Module 4: Health, Safety and Environment Requirements

  • General Safety
  • Work Permits
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Medical Aids
  • Inhalation/Ingestion
  • Smoking
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Alarm Systems
  • Fire Fighting
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Wall hydrants
  • Sprays
  • Fire suppression
  • Spill Control Systems
  • Waste Disposal

Module 5: Warehouse Operations Management

  • Warehouse Management
  • Organizational Procedures
  • Training
  • Warehouse Checklists
  • Stock Control
  • Material Storage
  • Special requirements
  • Markings
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • TREM Card
  • Pre-Loading Inspection
  • Securing Loads
  • Load Segregation
  • Drum Unloading
  • Storage in trucks
  • Other Activities
  • Non-routine activities
  • Material Handling
  • Good Housekeeping

Module 6: Legal, Security and Emergency Requirements

  • Legal Requirements
  • Security Requirements
  • Spillages
  • Emergency Planning
  • On Site Emergency Plan
  • Emergency Procedure
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Emergency Communication
  • Emergency Training
  • Sprinklers
  • Fires
  • Cleanup after Emergency

Advanced Module (only in Enterprise Version)

  • Warehouse Audit Checklist
  • Warehouse Assessment Checklist
  • Warehouse Inspection Checklist
  • Warehouse Loading and Unloading Checklist

Certificates and Badges

After you complete this course, you can take an online certification exam that entitles you to an electronic certificate and badge on passing. The Badge can be displayed online on places such as LinkedIn and Facebook, showcasing your skill set in Chemical Warehouse Safety. This is a great way to demonstrate your capability to current and prospective clients and employers.

What is the Enterprise Version of the Course?

The Enterprise version of the Safe Chemical Warehousing, enables a company or organization to train multiple employees effectively at a very low cost per employee. Every employee gets his/her own account on the learning portal and can take the course at his/her own pace throughout the year at any time of the day or night. The employer can request a training records report from us , which can show employee activity including time spent on each section of the course, test scores and so on to enable training records compliance. Contact us to buy this version.

SCORM/TinCan Versions

If you already have a Learning Management System and wish to stream this course to your own LMS then we can do that too. Please contact us for pricing.

Who has taken this course earlier?

This is the only course of its kind ever and many logistics professionals, safety professionals and warehouse staff have taken this course and benefited greatly. Some global chemical companies such as Lanxess, have used the course to train their employees.