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Construction Dust Awareness Online Course

This Course is Free of Charge

This Construction Dust Awareness course is designed to help workers understand and avoid the serious health risks associated with construction dusts.

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This Construction Dust Awareness course is designed to help workers understand and avoid the serious health risks associated with construction dusts.

Although the course makes reference to UK regulations, the information provided would be useful to anyone aiming to improve their knowledge of construction dust, it's associated risks and control measures.

UK HSE:
Construction workers have a high risk of developing these diseases because many common construction tasks can create high dust levels. Over 500 construction workers are believed to die from exposure to silica dust every year.

The amounts needed to cause this damage are not large. The largest amount of silica someone should be breathing in a day after using the right controls is shown below next to the penny.

Regularly breathing construction dust can cause diseases like:

  • Lung cancer (nasal cancer from hardwood)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and
  • Silicosis.

Construction workers have a high risk of developing these diseases because many common construction tasks can create high dust levels.

Everyone involved in construction activities has a legal responsibility to manage the associated health risks from construction dust.

This Construction Dust Awareness training is designed for anyone whose work involves them coming into contact with construction dust, including:

  • Designers and principle designers
  • Contractors and principle contractors
  • Small builders
  • Employers
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Employees
  • DIY enthusiasts
  1. Welcome and guidance from your Tutor: Andrew Protheroe MSc MSc CMIOSH DipNEBOSH EnvDipNEBOSH
  2. Module 1: Construction dust - Background and effects on health
  3. Module 2: The Law
  4. Module 3: Managing construction dust
  5. Module 4: Specific control measures

IMPORTANT: This course is intended to furnish you with the knowledge to understand the risks and identify the control measures with regard to construction dust.

Duration: Most people complete this course in around 45 minutes.

Certificate Expiry: The certificate issued for this course will expire 1 year from the date of successful completion.

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