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Mercury Awareness Training

Further Information | Course
Duration
30 minutes
Accreditation
CPD
Category
Health & Safety, Hazardous Substances
Price
£25.00 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Mercury Awareness Training

Description

Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals who work in industries or work places where mercury may be present.

Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?
Mercury can cause harm to both human health and the environment. This course will give you a basic understanding of the properties of mercury and the measures you can take to work with it safely.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe if you are required to work where mercury is, or may be, present. It will also indicate the emergency response actions you should take in the event of mercury contamination.

How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the dangers of mercury, you can work with it safely and can help respond in the event of an emergency. This will help to reduce the number and impact of incidents at your work place.

What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.

Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the properties of mercury
  • Explain the forms that mercury can take
  • Identify the hazards that mercury can present to personnel, plant and equipment
  • Identify the equipment used to measure the presence of mercury
  • Identify the physiological effects of mercury
  • Identify the exposure standards for mercury exposure
  • Identify the types of work activities that can be affected by the potential presence of mercury
  • Identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for work involving, or potentially involving mercury
  • Identify the hygiene and sanitation steps that must be followed to reduce the risk of mercury exposure
  • Identify the waste management procedures that should be in place to control the removal of mercury or mercury contaminated waste
  • Explain the emergency response actions that should be taken in the event of mercury contamination
  • Identify the first-aid measures that must be taken in the event of mercury contamination

Assessment

Exam

System Requirements

  • Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
  • System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
  • Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
  • Minimum browser size - 1024x672
  • Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
  • Notes - Not suitable for smartphones.

Accreditation

CPD Dark

This course is CPD accredited. Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. www.cpuk.co.uk

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