Chemical Awareness Training for the Film & TV Drama Industry

Date:  Wednesday 27th April 2022

Duration: 8.45am – 12.00pm

Cost: €15

Venue: Chris Mee Group

Parkway Business Centre,

Ballymount Road Lower,

Dublin 24

D24 XNE2

Tutor(s):  Darren Connolly

Course Profile:

This course, run in partnership with Screen Ireland, will run over a 0.5 day on Wednesday 27th April 2022 from 08:45am to 12:00pm.

Course Registration 8.30am

(Note: Antigen testing @ 8.30am, prior to commencement of each training day)

On completion of the course, participants will be able to: Understand the legal requirements around the use of chemicals in the workplace, have an awareness of the hazards associated with the use and hand ling of chemicals, be able to Identify various classifications of Chemicals, understand chemical Symbols and labels, understand the importance of correct Storage and Segregation of Chemical, understand the content of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), and know the importance of using the correct PPE.

Course Content:

  • Legal Overview – Employer & Employee duties in current legislation.
  • Routes of Entry of Chemicals – how chemicals can adversely affect us depending on route of entry, dose and duration of exposure.
  • Classification of Hazardous Substances – site-specific information in relation to particular chemicals can be addressed in this section.
  • Use of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Chemical Agent Risk Assessment
  • Overview of Control Strategies in relation to the Handling of Chemicals
  • Types and the use of different PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Participant Profile:

This course is intended for Film and TV crew who come into contact with chemicals in the workplace.

The course is limited to 12 participants

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at this LINK by 12pm on Wednesday 20th April, 2022

For further information, please email

For technical difficulties with the online system please email

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Tutor Profile:

Darren has over 25 years’ experience working in pharmaceutical manufacturing and is currently a serving member of the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service. During this time, Darren has gained extensive knowledge in the area of chemical, biological hazards and the hazards associated with toxicity levels, and has applied this industry knowledge to his current role in the Fire Service.

Darren has provided a range of training on behalf of CMSE, including Chemical Handling, Chemical Awareness, Breathing Apparatus, Emergency Response Team, Fire Watch and Risk Assessment.



  • 27th April 2022 - 28th April 2022
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm