ACT workers reminded to complete silica training

Friday, 02 June, 2023

ACT workers reminded to complete silica training

WorkSafe ACT has issued a reminder for all persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) of their duty to train workers about crystalline silica. PCBUs must ensure all workers who fall under the list of specified occupations and those who may be exposed to silica dust as part of their work complete the nationally accredited course 10830NAT — Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention before 1 July 2023. Failure to comply with this training requirement will result in regulatory action.

Work Health and Safety Commissioner Jacqueline Agius said WorkSafe will continue to undertake inspections in line with its Compliance and Enforcement Policy and will take regulatory action where training has not been provided by 1 July 2023. “There is no cure for silicosis. We must do all we can to prevent this devastating disease. Crystalline silica exposure prevention through a combination of control measures and training must be a priority in workplaces,” Agius said.

Spaces for training are available now; to find a registered training organisation (RTO) and enrol workers, click here.

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