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Dust Control on Construction Sites

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Objectives:

  • To give delegates an understanding of the 3 categories/types of dust.
  • To ensure delegates appreciate the potential risk and long term health effects.
  • To help delegates identify the tasks undertaken and those that contain dust.
  • To examine relevant risk assessments and control measures.
  • To ensure delegates understand what action to take if they encounter or disturb a material that can cause respiratory diseases.
  • To make delegates aware of current legislation.


Who Should Attend - Managers, Supervisors and Operatives who work in close proximity to dust or are likely to encounter dust during the course of a working day (even short periods). Specifically appropriate to employees from demolition, workshops, refurbishment, shop fitter and flooring contractors and general construction activities.

Itinerary:

  • What is it and how it is caused - COSHH 2002 Regulations
  • The three main types of dust and the groups they belong too
  • The long term health risks & who is at risk and the reasons why? Asthma, Silicosis, COPD & Lung Cancer
  • Why dust is a hazard & control measures
  • Illness associated with dust exposure over a period of time
  • Examples of dust
  • The types of activities that can cause harmful dusts
  • What to look for and how to assess dust
  • The duty to manage
  • Risk assessments & assessing the risks
  • Control measures & action to prevent spread of dust
  • Remedial action & Cleaning, Masks, LEV etc.

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