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Diploma in Laboratory Safety + Diploma in Chemical Handling

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Online, self-paced
100 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
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Diploma in Laboratory Safety - Level 4

Laboratory is a place that provides controlled conditions to carry our scientific or technological research and experiments. A laboratory usually uses chemicals and equipment that could pose potential injuries and in some cases death, which is why it is important to follow proper safety methods and procedures to ensure a safe working environment. This Diploma in Laboratory Safety – Level 4 has been developed exactly for that purpose and will get you into terms with all the necessary laboratory safety procedures and practices.

This diploma course will teach you the importance of laboratory safety and the various hazards that could occur in a laboratory setting. You will get to learn the standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, protective clothing applications, working alone policy and injection, followed by professional tips and tricks on how to promote a safe working environment.

This course is a wonderful opportunity for you to understand hazard communication associated with chemical handling, shipping and any other form of exposure. This course also comprises of modules that will help you implement safe work practices for physical and safety hazard, after which the Global Harmonized System, Ghs physical hazards, OSHA report, bridging principles, decontamination and many more will be explored to further solidify your knowledge on laboratory safety practices.

Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

Although some chemicals are harmless, there are some chemicals that are strong enough to pose mild or life threating injuries. Therefore, it is important for forensic scientists, laboratory technicians, chemists and other professionals working with chemicals to handle them in a proper manner, and this Diploma in Chemical Handling – Level 4 has been developed exactly for that. This course will extensively prep you up to handle chemicals in a proper manner and to avoid laboratory mishaps.

This comprehensive course will discuss about chemical handling and its importance. You will get to understand the importance of hazard communication in preventing accidents, after which the course curriculum will explore the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Once you get into terms with GHS Physical Hazards and Pyrophrorics, this course will move onto educate you about the NEW OSHA Hazard communication standard (HCS). This course will also focus on the different types of chemical hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the department specific hazard communication. By the completion of this course, you will possess all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to handle chemicals like a pro.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


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What Will I Learn?

  • Understand what chemical handling is and its importance.
  • Gain insight into Hazard Communication.
  • Learn about the Globally Harmonised System.
  • Learn about the United Nations Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Learn about GHS Physical Hazards and Pyrophrorics.
  • Gain insight into The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
  • Learn about the different types of Chemical Hazards and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Learn about the Hazard Communication Program Summary Example and the department specific hazard communication.

Course Curriculum

Diploma in Laboratory Safety - Level 4

  1. Laboratory Safety Introduction
  2. The Chemical Hygiene Plan
  3. Standard Operating Procedures
  4. Personal Protective Equipment Section
  5. Protective Clothing Applications
  6. Working Alone Policy Example
  7. Controlling Chemical Exposures
  8. Injection
  9. Hazard Communication Introduction
  10. What Is The Globally Harmonized System
  11. United Nations Globally Harmonized System
  12. How Should The Ghs Building Blocks By Applied
  13. What Are The Ghs Physical Hazards
  14. What Are Bridging Principles
  15. Transport And Emergency Responders
  16. The New Osha Hazard Communication Standard
  17. Highly Toxic Chemicals
  18. Decontamination
  19. Spills And Emergency Procedures Policy Example
  20. Emergency Response To Chemical Spills And Or Releases

Diploma in Chemical Handling - Level 4

Unit 01 Chemical Handling Introduction

Unit 2 Hazard Communication Introduction

Unit 3 What Is The Globally Harmonized System

Unit 4 United Nations Globally Harmonized System

Unit 5 How the GHS Building Blocks by should applied

Unit 6 Hazard Classification

Unit 7 What Are The GHS Physical Hazards

Unit 8 Pyrophorics

Unit 9 Transport and Emergency Responders

Unit 10 The NEW OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Unit 11 Different Types of Chemical Hazards

Unit 12 Laboratory Use of Hazardous Chemicals Section

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

The Quality Licence Scheme has long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. The Quality Licence Scheme combines over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, The Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Laboratory workers
  • Health industry workers
  • Anyone willing to gain knowledge in laboratory safety


Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.

Career path

  • Laboratory Technician - £18,583 per annum
  • Laboratory Manager - £30,524 per annum
  • Research Laboratory Technician - £20,221 per annum

Other jobs you can get

  • Laboratory Assistant

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Muwala Chris asked:

Is this diploma recognized internationally?


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Desmond asked:

This Course is equal to


Dear Desmond Thank you very much for your query. These are level 4 courses, ABC Awards is a Ofqual regulated awarding body but the course is not individually regulated by Ofqual. Since the certification is endorsed by an ABC Awards it has the quality and standard.Hurry up to grab the discount as it ends soon. Regards, Student Support Team.

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