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10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention - Mitchell, Canberra

10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention - Mitchell, Canberra

  • $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: Unit 2, 42-44 Essington St Mitchell ACT 2911 

(or onsite by request)

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

Silicon dioxide makes up approximately half of the earth's crust. Crystalline Silica can be found in soil, sand and granite, as well as in grout, bitumen and rock, gravel, stone, grout and glass, and even engineered stone.

Quartz is the most popular form of crystalline silicona. Tridymite and Cristobalite are other forms of crystallized silica. Workers can make respirable particles of all three forms by cutting, drilling, and grinding objects containing crystalline silica. Silica, a generic term used to describe crystalline silica and crystalline quartz, is commonly used.

Since the beginning of stone masonry and mining, silica has been a health hazard for millions.

Due to rising numbers of workers who are affected by respirable crystalline silicona, the topic of their impact is becoming more important. Australia is witnessing an increase in the number of silica-related illnesses in other countries, including those working in construction and mining.

Why is the 10830NAT Silica Exposure Prevention Course necessary?

It is a simple requirement that all workers entering a construction site must have, even though it isn't officially mandated by the ACT it is due to become a mandatory requirement by July 1 2023 (much like 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness)

Silica is used in many concrete-based building materials manufacturing processes. These industries are not exclusive:

  1. Tunnelling
  2. Construction includes granite grinding and polishing
  3. Foundries
  4. Stonemasonry
  5. Fabrication of cement
  6. Power generation
  7. Ceramics
  8. Brick and tile manufacturing
  9. Polishing of metal
  10. Abrasive blasting
  11. Mining
  12. Quarrying

The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 require that PCBUs ensure that workers suspected of working with asbestos or asbestos-containing material (ACMs), are enrolled in an approved course on asbestos awareness.

WorkSafe ACT requires that workers complete the 10675NAT Training in Asbestos Awareness, and CPCCWHS1001 Preparing to work in the construction industry. However, there is no requirement for 10830NAT. However, many industry participants believe there will be some changes in this in 2022. The 10830NAT Course In Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention will be mandatory.


What are the learning outcomes for Silica Exposure Prevention Training?

The Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention outlines the outcomes needed to recognise the hazards and risks inherent in working with products containing crystalline silica. It also explains how to plan and implement safe work practices that reduce exposure to the mandatory limits.

These course outcomes are applicable to all workers in the building and construction industry, as well as those who work in the jewellery industry.

Graduates will be able identify and use the following knowledge in the context of their job role for their safety as well as the safety of coworkers and others.

* Identification of products containing crystalline silica
* All relevant legislation, guidelines, and standards
* Exposure to chemicals can cause serious health problems, including severe and life-threatening injuries.
* Standard of exposure
* Safety Data Sheets
* Hierarchy of Controls
* Systems to prevent exposure
* Hazard prevention and risk assessment 

What is the Average Time Taken to Complete 10830NAT?

Awareness training is a one-half day (4 hour) course. This course provides a basic overview of how one can protect themselves from silica exposure.

Which Accreditation will You Receive? 

Once you are deemed competent, you'll receive a Statement Of Attainment for the 10830NAT Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention. This will serve as proof that you have completed your training if the course is required by law.

Only registered training organisations approved by training.gov.au should be able to offer courses. Some websites offer silica awareness training Canberra online. However, these courses will not be compliant with national standards required within the ACT construction.

What Does 10830NAT Training Really Cost? 

Costs vary depending on which course is taken and what training organisation it is. Our training partner AlertForce charges $450 per person ($150 of which goes to the course developer).

Regular Silica Exposure Prevention Training in Canberra will be offered. You may be eligible for a group discount if you have multiple employees who need to take the course.

Is there funding for the 10830NAT Silica Prevention Exposure Course?

If you are based in Canberra, enquire about Training Authority Fund subsidies. Ph: 1300 307 445