Silicosis Induction Course


Silicosis Induction Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Silica has been a long standing health hazard which has caused a great deal of disease and death since civilisation began. The risk arises through the inhalation of dust containing crystalline silica.

Silica is a widespread workplace hazard in a large number of industries, from metal polishing to brick, tile and concrete manufacturing. Breathing in dust that contains silica particles can build up in the lungs and scar them, resulting in silicosis.

In this online Silica Safety Awareness course, you will learn about the basics of Silica and Silica Dust encountered during construction activities. This course will identify:


Delivery:

This Silica Awareness training is provided 100% online for your convenience.

You will have 30 days from registration in the course to complete it.


Locations:

    • Online – nationwide 24/7

Accreditation:

Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of a Statement of Completion for attending Silica Exposure Awareness in the Workplace.

The program is designed to meet relevant Australian and international standards, relevant codes and guidance.


COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

    • The Purpose of Training
    • Silica Defined
    • Legislation Relating to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)
    • Common Products Containing Silica
    • Health Effects Related to Exposure
    • RCS Exposure Standard
    • Controls for Working with Silica Containing Materials
    • Safe Work Methods
    • Personal Protective Equipment

Course Requirements:

This program is designed to improve the understanding application of safety processes for the management of silica exposure for all workers in all industries including construction, manufacturing, mining, service, and government and transport industries.

There are no pre-requisites for participation in this program.


Training Pathways:

This pathway may lead to the following employment opportunities:

    • Supervisory role within metalliferous mining, 
    • coal mining, 
    • drilling & mining exploration, 
    • civil construction or 
    • LNG projects.

Next Steps:

Thank you again for your interest in this course program. Please contact ACTA Group’s Participant Support team on 1300 011 144 or info@actagroup.com.au to commence the application process!