FREE Hazardous Substances Awareness training available via the iCertifyU App.  

iCertifyU is an App which provides FREE Hazardous Substances Awareness training for everyone, whether you are an employee, student, work experience participant, apprentice, agency worker or jobseeker. Download the App from the App store and start the free training today!

Three Easy Steps to Hazardous Substances Awareness Training

  1. Log in and complete the Hazardous Substances Awareness training  
  2. Complete the multichoice exam pertaining to Hazardous Substances  
  3. Download your IIRSM Approved Certificate  


On completion of each course, IIRSM (International Institute for Risk and Safety Management) approved certificates are issued automatically, which can be easily downloaded and saved.  

Other examples of the free courses provided via the iCertifyU App

  • Safe Use of Ladders in the Workplace 
  • Stress Management 
  • Driver Safety Awareness 
  • Accessibility in Education 
  • Administering Medication Awareness (in schools) 

Hazardous Substances Awareness Guidelines

Identify all hazardous substances in the workplace. This includes both the pure substances and the mixtures that contain them. 

Assess the risks associated with each hazardous substance. This includes considering the potential for exposure, the health effects of the substance, and the severity of the effects. 

Implement control measures to reduce exposure to hazardous substances. This may include using engineering controls, such as ventilation systems and enclosures, or using administrative controls, such as work practices and procedures. 

Provide workers with personal protective equipment. This will help reduce exposure to hazardous substances. PPE may include respirators, gloves, goggles, and aprons. 

Train workers on the safe handling and disposal of hazardous substances. This training should cover the following topics: 

  • The hazards of the substances 
  • The control measures in place to reduce exposure 
  • How to use PPE properly 
  • How to dispose of hazardous substances safely 


Hazardous substance safety is important in all workplaces. By following the guidelines above, you can help to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances. 

Development of the iCertifyU App

Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) and Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) 

The App is free, developed by Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) and Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) whilst working with the iProtectU IT Developers. Both Erin and Oliver wanted to increase health, safety and wellbeing awareness in the workplace and made it their mission to develop a free, easy-to-use product, available to all.  

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