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Silica Awareness Course

Why do this course?
This course is suitable for persons who manufacture, handle, transport, or dispose of products or materials containing crystalline silica. A new Code of Practice was issued by SafeWork NSW in 2022 in light of industry and public concerns about serious illnesses and deaths from the dust of engineered stone products and materials that contained crystalline silica. New laws and guidance material have been written in response to these concerns.
Course Aims

This is an introductory course designed to provide an awareness and overview of silica, how to identify it, what are the risks and hazards, and how it should be managed. This course draws primarily from the 2022 SafeWork NSW Code of Practice - Managing the risks of respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone in the workplace.

Who Should Do the Course?
  • Construction industry workers e.g. sandblasting, rock drilling, cutting brick, tile, concrete, stone benchtops, fibre cement sheeting, pavers etc.

  • Waste management workers, e.g landfill personnel, waste disposal services, waste transport services,

  • Manufacturing industry workers e.g. concrete manufacturing, foundry operations, oil and gas, asphalt production, metal polishing, pottery work, jewellers

  • Transport industry workers e.g. railroad workers

  • Dental industry professionals



Half day (4 hours)


This course is not an accredited course. This is an "awareness course." All participants will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Information

Course Outline

Delivery Locations


This course is delivered on site (for groups) at your premise.

  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English

  • Contact us if you have any concerns about your level of language literacy or numeracy

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