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Employees across a wide range of industries regularly come into contact with dust particles and other airborne contaminants at work. If left uncontrolled, these particles pose a significant health hazard and can lead to the development of occupational lung diseases such as lung cancer, which cause an estimated 12,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 are designed to protect the health and safety of those that work with harmful substances. Dust is one of the substances covered by COSHH, meaning that employers must prevent dust inhalation and limit the amount of dust that workers are exposed to at work. This can be done in many ways, such as installing an appropriate fume extraction or ventilation system.
This dust awareness training course explores the dangers associated with dust, such as lung damage, and provides information on the dust control measures that an employer should adopt. It is designed for everyone who regularly works around dust, including construction workers, metal workers and those that work in mills and bakeries. It is also appropriate for those responsible for deciding and implementing dust control measures.
While dust may not seem to pose a significant risk to health, it can be very dangerous for a number of reasons. Often, dust is so small that it is invisible to the naked eye and cannot be detected without a dust lamp. This allows it to travel deep into the lungs and cause significant damage. Also, it can be difficult to control without dedicated equipment such as a dust extraction system.
Failing to implement appropriate control measures can result in long-term exposure to dust, which has serious negative health effects and cause damage to lung tissue. This can significantly affect lung function, and highlights the importance of understanding dust and implementing effective dust control measures.
After completing this course, learners will:
If you are looking for further training in COSHH and managing hazardous substances, consider taking our COSHH Awareness training course. This course explores the regulations in more detail, and provides information on a range of substances commonly found in the workplace and how to carry out a COSHH risk assessment.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.
This module explores:
In this module, learners will cover:
Successful candidates will receive a RoSPA Assured/CPD Certificate and 0.5 CPD Credits.
This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training or this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years. We would recommend refreshing knowledge as and when legislation or guidance changes applicable to these regulations.
All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.
Dust Awareness Training Online Course - System requirements
Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.
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For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.
After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.
The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.
If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.
We know how difficult it can be choosing online training, we have been there ourselves! That is why we are giving free access to all our health and safety training courses (excluding exams) so you can try them out and satisfy yourself with the quality.
We know that when something looks too good to be true, there's often a catch. There are no catches, we simply want to give you a more informed choice. Email us with your requirements and we will set you up.