Dust hazards

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Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify dust hazards and implement appropriate prevention and mitigation strategies. It includes training in fire safety and methods of extinguishment.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons who work in environments where dust hazards are commonly found.

Units of Competency
Nil

Course Duration

  • 4 hours

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12
Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.
Students will also undertake a practical task involving an inspection and review of current procedures for handling hazardous substances. A final quiz will be administered to test overall understanding of the concepts taught during the course.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Relevant legislation, Codes of Practice & Australian Standards
  • Nature of dust hazards
  • Hazards, risks and control measures for confined spaces
  • Respiratory protection
  • Prevention and mitigation strategies
  • Site emergency procedures
  • Fire safety and methods of extinguishment
  • Simulated practical scenarios (including controlled dust explosion)

Notes
All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures.
Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.