Ammonia Safety Awareness

Ammonia Safety Awareness

This half-day course has been designed specifically for non-plant and refrigeration staff that work in or around an industrial ammonia plant. Its purpose is to provide participants with a basic understanding of general information, common first aid requirements, and details of what safety equipment is required for sites containing ammonia refrigeration plants.

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About this course

This half-day course is offered as an on-site, in-house session.

The course consists of several topics addressing the different uses of ammonia and its properties; how it affects people; concentration level information; general first aid; and what safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for the safe operation of an ammonia refrigeration system.

There will be a review of a case study relating to an ammonia incident and discussions around emergency response plans and maintenance planning, plus a summarisation of the codes and standards relating to ammonia refrigeration plants.

  • What is ammonia?
  • How does ammonia behave?
  • What are ammonia's effects?
  • Case studies: Ammonia incidents
  • Value of maintenance/servicing
  • Regulations and standards
  • Detection of ammonia
  • Ammonia first aid, safety, and PPE
  • Evacuation and site procedures
  • Safety alerts
This course is designed for...
  • Mechanical services designers
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Maintenance contractors
  • OHS team members
  • Forklift drivers
  • Stores personnel
  • Administration staff
  • Anyone working in or around an ammonia plant

Ammonia Safety Awareness is designed for...


AIRAH in-house courses
Delivery method

online delivery
Course length
4 hours (half-day)

Enrolment in the Ammonia Safety Awareness course is capped at 15 people.


Competency in this course is only achieved by successfully passing an in-class, theory-based exam. Successful students will be issued a certificate and statement of results. Certification is industry-based and provided by AIRAH. 

Why enrol?

AIRAH's Ammonia Safety Awareness course will provide its participants with a basic understanding of general information about ammonia, common first aid requirements, and details of what safety equipment is required for sites containing ammonia refrigeration plants.

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