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Silica Dust Awareness

Silica is found in the majority of rocks, sands and clays and therefore workers within the construction industry, quarrying industry and masonry industry are particularly susceptible. Workers are at risk from fine airborne particles, entering into the respiratory tract. However, these small particles are often not visible to the naked eye and therefore, may not be an obvious exposure risk to workers. Exposure to silica dust can result in silicosis.


2.5 hrs

Who should do this course?

All employers, employees, inspectors to the workplace, and any other person who may come into contact with silica dust.

What will you learn on this course?

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the routes of exposure
  • Describe the adverse health effects of inhalation of silica dust
  • List the duties of employer and employee

How does it work?

You complete each module. You will take part in an assessment process at the end of each module which consists of 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know if you have passed. If you don’t pass, then don’t worry, you can take the course as many times as you need to with no extra charge.

Active Monitoring

This course can be completed online.