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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 What is Dust?
- 2 The Dangers of Dust
- 3 Workplace Responsibilities
In the opening section of this online training course, we take a look at what dust is, how it's created, and the different types of dust.
In this section of the course, we look at what makes dust dangerous and the health hazards it poses to those exposed to it.
In the final section of this course, we look at both an employee and employer's responsibility for dust in the workplace, and what can be done to prevent and control risks associated with dust.
About this course
Dust is everywhere. At home, it’s usually no more than an unsightly reminder that we need to get out the feather duster. Household dust is usually no more than a nuisance, at worst aggravating people’s allergies but, in certain work environments, dust can be downright dangerous.
Whether somebody works in a naturally dusty environment or whether dust is created by the work they do, there are certain risks that they could faceby spending a workday surrounded by these tiny floating particles.
This Dust Awareness Training course teaches users how to identify the different kinds of dust, the dangers they pose, and what they can do to stay safe. The course can be completed in just 30 minutes and provides a printable certificate upon completion.
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Dust Awareness Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Dust Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Dust Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
Employers have a legal responsibility to keep their employees safe when they’re at work - whether that's onsite or working elsewhere. This includes identifying, assessing, controlling, and regularly reviewing health risks posed to every employee.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, or COSHH, places a duty on your employer to keep staff safe from dangerous chemicals and substances, including dust. Their responsibilities include:
- Carrying out a risk assessment
- Preventing or controlling exposure to hazardous substances
- Giving employees the right information, instruction, and training
- Providing appropriate protective equipment, where necessary
- Making sure control measures are used and properly maintained
- Creating plans and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances
- Providing health surveillance to employees exposed to hazardous substances, and
- Keeping hazardous substances below the Workplace Exposure Limit