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10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention - Melbourne

10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention - Melbourne

  • $445.00

Welcome to the 10675NAT 10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention (Silica Awareness Training) Nationally Recognised Training in Canberra.

About this course

Training Provider: AlertForce (RTO 91826)

Location: Sydney, Canberra (AlertForce Training Rooms)

(or onsite by request Nationally)

Course length: 4 hours

Start Time: Varies


Can take the 10830NAT course online?

The course must be completed face-to-face at this point. There may be an opportunity to get training subsidies if you meet certain criteria. OHS.com.au can be reached at 1300 307 445

10830NAT course background & history

About half of the earth’s crust compositions are made up of silicon dioxide. Crystalline Silica is a fundamental component of soil, granite, sand, and grout. It can also be found in stone and grout, bitumen rock, gravel and glass, cement and clay, and engineered stone.

Quartz is the most commonly used form of crystallized silica. Tridymite, and Cristobalite can also be made of crystalline silica. When workers cut, drill, or grind crystalline silica-containing objects, all three forms can become inhaled particles. Silica can be used as a generic term to refer to crystalline silicona, including crystalline quartz.

Silica has long been a danger to health, since the dawn of civilisation. It has caused millions of deaths and disease cases, ever since stone masonry was developed and mining began.

Because of the increasing number of affected workers, respirable crystal silica has become a hot topic. Australia and other countries are seeing a rise in the incidence of silicosis in workers in mining, construction, and now in those who work with engineered stones.

Why do you need to complete the 10830NAT silica exposure prevention course?

Simply put, although it's not yet required by law in the ACT, it will soon be a requirement for all workers who enter a construction site. 

Silica is a common ingredient in many concrete-based building material manufacturing operations. Some examples of typical industries include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Tunnelling
  2. Construction, including granite grinding & polishing
  3. Foundries
  4. Stone masonry
  5. Cement manufacturing
  6. Power generation
  7. Ceramics
  8. Brick and tile production
  9. Polishing metal
  10. Abrasive blasting
  11. Mining
  12. Quarrying

According the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, all PCBUs are required to ensure that any worker who may be exposed to asbestos-containing or related materials (ACMs), is enrolled in an approved course.

WorkSafe ACT requires workers to take the 10675NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness as well as CPCCWHS1001 Prepare for work in the construction sector. However, there are no requirements for 10830NAT. Industry participants are unsure if there will be any changes to this requirement. In 2022, the 10830NAT Course on Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention course is becoming mandatory.

What are the learning outcomes of Silica Exposure Prevention Training Training

The Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention describes the outcomes that are required to recognise and plan for safe work systems to reduce exposure.

The course is applicable to those working in construction, the jewellery industry, and do-it-yourself (DIY), enthusiasts, and others whose health and well being are at risk from exposure to crystalline silicon dust.

Graduates will have the ability to recognize and apply the following knowledge in their job roles, for their own safety and that of other workers and bystanders.

* Identification of crystalline silica-containing products
* The applicable legislation, guidelines and standard
* The health risks, hazards, and consequences of exposure
* Standards for exposure
* Safety Data sheets
* Hierarchy of Controls
* Systems to prevent exposure
* Risk assessment and hazard prevention


What's the average length of the 10830NAT course?

The awareness training course lasts for half a day (4 hours). It provides an overview of silica protection. 

Is there Online 10830NAT Course? 

No. The course must be taken face-to face. Call OHS.com.au 1300 307 445 to discuss onsite delivery nationally. 

What Accreditation Do You Require? 

Once you have been deemed competent, a Statement of Attainment will be issued to you in the 10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention. You will receive a Statement of Attainment in 10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention if the course is made mandatory by legislation.

Training.gov.au only approves registered training institutions for face-to-face courses. Online silica awareness training Canberra is offered by some websites, but these courses may not comply with national standards.

How Much Does 10830NAT Training Price?

Prices vary depending on the course and training organisation. OHS.com.au currently charges $450 per person ($150 which is paid to course developers).

Silica Exposure Prevention training will be held in Canberra on a regular basis. A group discount may be available if more than one employee needs to complete the course.

Is funding available to fund the Silica Prevention Exposure Course in 10830NAT?

Ask about Training Authority Fund subsidies, if you work primarily in Canberra.