Monday, August 24th, 2015 - Smith & Georg

New Rural Chemical Use Training Just Simple and Accessible

When it comes to rural chemical safety a lot of it seems like common sense, still we know what they say about common sense… ‘It isn’t that common’. The other thing we need to consider is that if we are employing people, while they may not need to be accredited under any state legislation, it is important for workplace safety that they know how to handle and use chemicals in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Smith and Georg, one of Australia’s leading chemical training organisations, has provided Online and Face to Face training to rural industries as well as local Government, Landcare and Indigenous groups, golf courses and turf growers, mining industry etc. for 20 years, and has just chalked up another first in the marketplace by launching Australia’s first ever online Level 2 ‘Using Chemical Safety’ Course. Sitting on their cutting edge, web-based, training platform, the course is designed to be done easily in as little as five hours.

This new product provides employers and group coordinators with a cost effective and time efficient way to train their workers, if they are not required to have Level 3 Accreditation or State Licences, to understand the basics of using chemicals safely.

No longer do employers need to wait for a course to be held in their local town to have their workers trained to work safely with chemicals, thus avoiding the downtime, risk and expense of traveling to attend a course.

Instead, workers can jump online immediately, complete the course and receive a statement of attainment soon after completion. Unlike the Smith & Georg full accreditation courses, there are few maths components and only simple literacy requirements, making it perfect for people working in landscaping, green keeping, bushcare, local government, mining and primary industries. And for those who struggle, employers can rest assured that their workers are fully supported by expert and friendly staff, with a free call number made available to all course participants.

Launching in early September the course is being offered at an introductory price of $175.00 (GST Exempt) for the first 100 participants. After that it will be available at $197.00 with discounts applying to group bookings of 2 or more. I think we all agree, it’s a small cost for injecting some common sense into Rural Chemical Safety practices and removing the dangerous, and even deadly, consequences of mistakes.

For more information please contact Smith & Georg on 1800 991 985 or visit the website at www.smithandgeorg.com.au RTO40075

About Smith & Georg: Rural roots and ethos, and proud of it.

Smith & Georg is a small Registered Training Organisation, providing chemical training for people working in primary and related industries for 20 years. Based in rural South Australia, at Forreston, we offer training throughout Australia via our online chemical accreditation training website and face to face training within South Australia and elsewhere by arrangement. A connection with the land is very important to us: Our staff are, or have been, involved with growing cherries, cattle, sheep, poultry, vegetables, grain, walnuts and the nursery industry as well as Local Government and volunteer fire services. We have a focus on training in chemical safety, with a range of courses to suit all needs. We are proud to be primary producers, and to be able to provide up-to-date, relevant services to our industry and related industries including to Remote Communities, Industry Associations, Bush and Land care organisations, Mining companies, Local Government and Government bodies. As 2013 and 2015 finalists in the SA Regional Awards for Education; we are proud of what we do and how we do it. 

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Smith & Georg


About Smith & Georg: Rural roots and ethos, and proud of it.

Smith & Georg is a small Registered Training Organisation, providing chemical training for people working in primary and related industries for 20 years. Based in rural South Australia, at Forreston, we offer training throughout Australia via our online chemical accreditation training website and face to face training within South Australia and elsewhere by arrangement. A connection with the land is very important to us: Our staff are, or have been, involved with growing cherries, cattle, sheep, poultry, vegetables, grain, walnuts and the nursery industry as well as Local Government and volunteer fire services. We have a focus on training in chemical safety, with a range of courses to suit all needs. We are proud to be primary producers, and to be able to provide up-to-date, relevant services to our industry and related industries including to Remote Communities, Industry Associations, Bush and Land care organisations, Mining companies, Local Government and Government bodies. As 2013 and 2015 finalists in the SA Regional Awards for Education; we are proud of what we do and how we do it.


Hugh Bygott
P: 0883891856
M: 0419191400
W: www.smithandgeorg.com.au/

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Chemical, Online, Training,Accreditation, Certificate, Rural. Remote, Landcare, Bushcare,Indigenous, Mining, Turf, Golf, Local Government

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