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Silica Dust Awareness


Our silica dust awareness training course will teach you everything you need to know about silica and respirable crystalline silica dust.

The course will identify some of the common construction tasks and health hazards associated with exposure of silica dust, as well as the control measures that are typically used by employers to protect their workers.

Silica is a naturally occurring substance which is found in rock, clay, and sand, in varying amounts. Granite contains somewhere between 15-30% silica, whereas sandstone can contain upwards of 70%. Due to its natural abundance in these materials, silica is one of the main components for concrete, mortar, bricks and tiles.

Silica-based dust is generated easily from many construction tasks. Any activity that includes drilling, grinding, polishing and cutting will create respirable dust. Respirable crystalline silica is too fine to be seen with the naked eye. This fine silica dust is able to get deep inside the lungs, which is why it’s so problematic.

Silica exposure is the second biggest risk to construction workers health, after asbestos.

The main dust-related health effects are:
* Lung cancer
* Silicosis
* Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
* Asthma


Half day

Max Number


Suitable For

Anyone who may be exposed to silica dust


  • Introduction to Silica Dust
  • Health Effects of Silica Dust
  • Silica Dust Legislation
  • Avoiding the Risks of Silica Dust



Teaching Methods

  • Training Room based with proof of learning assessment


On completion of this course the candidate will receive an Expedient certificate

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

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