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Control of Silica and Other Workplace Dust

Control of Silica and Other Workplace Dust


This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by UKATA for the provision of Control of Silica and Other Workplace Dust training based on current HSE policy and as contained within the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSW Act), the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended).

This document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of all courses. Trainers can offer bespoke or tailored training for the remainder of any training session, but the core content must be adhered to.

This training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and other workplace dust.

Occupational Relevance

Supervisors and trades personnel, including trainees such as but not limited to: kitchen fitters, general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, roofers, plasterers, heating and ventilation engineers, demolition workers, construction workers, architects, building surveyors, refractory production and cutting operatives/technicians, slate mining and slate processing workers, open cast mining workers, coal mining, quarry workers, stone manufacture workers, concrete manufacture workers, ceramic manufacture workers, glass manufacture workers, brick and tile manufacture workers, foundry workers, abrasive blasting workers, building and energy surveyors.


Minimum of 3.5 learning hours


Control of Silica and Other Workplace Dust

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