Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Awareness

Globally Harmonised System Training or GHS training was developed by the United Nations to give a formal structure globally to the management of chemicals within the workplace.

Hazardous Chemicals are present in many workplaces today. Do you know enough about the Hazardous Chemicals that your workplace manufactures, buys, stores, receives or uses?

Our GHS training course is designed for manufacturers, importers and end users of substances, mixtures and articles who have a duty under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act and Regulations to classify them. It is also useful for Suppliers, Managers, Supervisors and Support Personnel who come into contact with or are responsible for Hazardous Chemicals in their workplace. The two major elements involved in GHS are Classification of Hazardous Chemicals and Communication of the Hazards and safety precautions using Safety Data Sheets and labels.

Course Duration and Fees

Half day – 3 hours (approx.) $165 GST free

Onsite training is available anywhere in Western Australia contact our office for a quote.

Course Requirements


  • Must wear fully enclosed shoes
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English

Course Content

  • Overview of the Globally Harmonsied System
  • GHS hazard classes
  • GHS hazard & precautionary statements
  • Signal words
  • Labelling design & layout
  • Safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Risk management & emergency plans

Course Structure and Delivery

  • Theory Presentation

This classroom-based training is delivered face to face.

On Successful Completion

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Record of Participation issued by Nationwide Training:

Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Awareness

Recommended Course Resources

Hazchem Action Card
Load Restraint Guide
Australian Dangerous Goods Code
Dangerous Goods Segregation Wheel
Chemical Segregation for Storage Poster
HB76:2010 Dangerous Goods – Initial Emergency Response Guide

Please refer to our NT Book Shop page for more resource information.