Approved Handlers (HSNO)

NZQA Unit Standard 20645



Successful trainees receive: 

  • NZQA Unit Standard 20645, Level 3, Credits 3 - Describe the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 relevant to approved handlers
Course Duration

1 Day


$400 + GST per person

Course Overview

People credited with this unit standard will be able to describe: the purpose and principles of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 in terms of hazardous substances; the classification of hazards based on adverse effects of each class of hazard in relation to the HSNO Act; the enforcement and compliance regime for hazardous substances and new organisms in terms of hazardous substances; the requirements for controlling hazardous substances; and the procedures to adopt in an emergency involving hazardous substances in accordance with organisational requirements.