Diisocyanates Awareness Training

Diisocyanates are organic compounds widely used in the production of polyurethane products and sealants, as well as coatings, adhesives and paints. Under the UK regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), safety training is mandatory for employees who use or handle products with a monomeric diisocyanate concentration above 0.1%.

This diisocyanate training online course gives trainees a comprehensive understanding of the health risks associated with diisocyanate. It also provides an understanding of the necessary risk controls and the employee’s role in implementing them. Employees who complete the course will be compliant with UK REACH training requirements.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Gain awareness of diisocyanates hazards

Identify exposure and health risks

Learn how to safely use and handle products containing diisocyanates

Understand control measures to reduce the risk of exposure

Recognise the employees’ role in managing diisocyanate risks

Know how to use administrative controls and PPE to reduce risk

This training course is approved by:

Diisocyanates Awareness Training

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Diisocyanate Awareness Training

Diisocyanates can pose substantial health and safety risks when not handled properly. This training programme helps individuals who work with diisocyanates or use products containing diisocyanates to keep themselves and others safe from exposure.

The course covers the essentials of safe diisocyanate use, including exposure risks, health hazards and control measures. It fulfils UK REACH requirements to provide safety training for employees involved in industrial and professional diisocyanate use.

Why is Diisocyanate Awareness Training Important?

Diisocyanates are widely used in manufacturing, construction, and automotive sectors to produce polyurethane products. Inhalation or skin contact with diisocyanates can lead to allergic reactions and skin sensitisation. In severe cases, it can cause conditions such as asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis or even fatalities. Given these potential risks, it is essential for all employees working with products containing diisocyanates to receive safety training.

This diisocyanate awareness course gives individuals the knowledge and skills to identify exposure hazards and implement risk control measures. It helps employees manage diisocyanate risks to keep industrial processes safe and protect themselves and others from exposure.

Are You Aware of Your Legal Responsibilities?

Employers have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their workers. Any employer that uses diisocyanates for industrial or professional purposes must:

  • Provide adequate training to workers on safe diisocyanate use and handling
  • Implement appropriate control measures to minimise exposure
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and maintain safe work procedures
  • Establish emergency response protocols for accidents or exposures
  • Comply with relevant legislation and regulations

These duties align with the following legislation:

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
  • Classification, Labelling, and Packaging (CLP) Regulation 2008

Non-compliance with these regulations can result in severe consequences, including fines, penalties, prosecution and work disruptions due to enforcement actions.

Course Outline

Single Module

30+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

Explains how diisocyanates exposure commonly occurs, risks associated with acute and chronic exposure and diisocyanates as a reactive hazard.

Discusses risk control measures focusing on elimination and substitution strategies.

Describes various engineering control measures that can reduce diisocyanate exposure risks.

Explores different administrative measures to ensure safe diisocyanate handling.

Outlines the monitoring and testing procedures necessary to check that engineering controls are effectively minimising diisocyanate exposure risks.

Highlights good hygiene practices to prevent skin contact and accidental ingestion of diisocyanates.

Guides on emergency response protocols and their practical implementation in the event of accidents or incidents involving diisocyanates.

Provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment for safe diisocyanate handling.

Why Choose Diisocyanate Awareness Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Learn hazards associated with diisocyanates exposure

Discover risk control measures to minimise these hazards

Fulfill UK REACH’s mandatory training requirements

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Diisocyanate Awareness Training Certification

diisocyanates training course certificate

End of Course Assessment

Users must complete an end-of-course assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

What Does my Certificate Include?

The diisocyanate awareness training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Diisocyanates are a family of chemicals used primarily in producing polyurethane products. They are highly reactive compounds that can be hazardous when not handled properly.

Diisocyanates are widely used to produce polyurethane products, such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, paints and foams. These products have applications in various industries, including construction, automotive and manufacturing.

Diisocyanates awareness training educates workers about the potential hazards associated with these chemicals and necessary control measures. It helps prevent exposure, ensure safety and minimise health risks in the workplace. This training is mandatory for any worker who handles diisocyanates for professional or industrial uses.

Anyone who works with or around diisocyanates for professional or industrial uses should complete diiscocyanates awareness training. This includes workers in sectors such as manufacturing, construction, automotive, furniture production and spray foam insulation.

Inhalation or skin contact with diisocyanates can lead to allergic reactions and skin sensitisation. In severe instances, exposure can cause conditions like asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis or even prove fatal.

Diisocyanate exposure can be prevented through proper training, use of PPE, effective engineering controls and safety protocols.

Yes. Under the UK regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), all professional and industrial employees handling or using products containing more than 0.1% monomeric diisocyanates must complete adequate safety training.