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4 Hour course


Delivery Options

Face to face classroom (Coburg or Ringwood),

or delivered in the workplace (minimum numbers required)


There are no pre-requisites for this course.



(Regional loadings may apply)

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What is Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica (quartz) is a natural mineral. It is found in stone products such as reconstituted stone, granite, and sandstone. It is also in other building materials such as concrete, Hebel, bricks, and mortar.

When you do things like cut, grind, drill, or polish products that contain crystalline silica, it releases very fine dust. Some of the dust is so small you may not be able to see it.

Silica dust can be harmful when it is inhaled into your lungs. Exposure can lead to deadly diseases, including:

  • silicosis
  • lung cancer
  • kidney disease
  • autoimmune disease
Why do we need it?

Employers are required (to the extent that it is reasonably practicable) to provide workers with ample information, instruction, training, and supervision to enable them to carry out their tasks safely. While the problems posed by Silica are not new, Work Safe authorities around the country are focussing more and more on ensuring employers improve awareness, understanding and prevention of this hazard in the workplace.

What Does Silica Dust Awareness Training Cover?
  • Hazard prevention steps for reducing exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The main topics covered in the course include:

    • Identifying products containing crystalline silica
    • Understanding legislation and safety standards
    • The hazards and risks of silica dust exposure
    • Current workplace exposure standards
    • Safety data sheets for silica-containing products
    • The hierarchy of controls for mitigating risks
    • Safe systems for prevention of exposure

    Participants will fully understand how to recognise workplace risks involving silica dust and how to limit those risks through a hierarchy of control measures.

Program Snapshot




4 Hours




Face to Face or Workplace



Next Intake

26 June, Ringwood

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