Environmental Hazards

Methanol Awareness 

 This course will provide an awareness of the dangers of methanol, you will learn about its main properties, the contents of the Safety Data Sheet, the first aid measures and PPE to be considered when handling methanol, fire and leak detection and environmental precautions, and we will look at safe storage and distribution.
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Course Description 

At ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure, methanol is a clear, colourless, flammable and toxic liquid. It has a slight alcohol odour, and can easily mix with most organic solvents.

This course will provide an awareness of the dangers of methanol, you will learn about its main properties, the contents of the Safety Data Sheet, the first aid measures and PPE to be considered when handling methanol, fire and leak detection and environmental precautions, and we will look at safe storage and distribution.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of methanol
  • Consult a Safety Data Sheet to identify the hazards associated with methanol 
  • Describe the procedures that should be followed in the event of a methanol related emergency 
  • Identify the Personal Protective Equipment that should be used when working with methanol 
  • Describe how methanol can be stored and distributed safely