Health & Safety

Silica Dust Awareness (SDA)

This course is designed for anyone who works within construction or who is likely to disturb materials containing silica dust.

This includes, but is not limited to:
Groundworkers, Bricklayers​, Ceramic/pottery workers​, Coke operatives​, Concrete workers, construction/demolition workers, Digger drivers, Workers in industrial workplaces, who are cutting, grinding or crushing materials containing respirable crystalline silica as part of their job

This course consists of five modules covering the following topics: ​
Module 1 What is Silica ​
Module 2 Health Effects​
Module 3 Why & where is it used​
Module 4 PPE/RPE​
Module 5 Legislation

There are no prerequisites to completing this course. The certificate will be awarded (dispatched by post) by BOHS upon successful completion of a multiple-choice questionnaire.
Additional resources available for download at the bottom of the course page under 'Files'

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  • Module 1 What is Silica
  • Module 2 Health effects
  • Module 3 Why where is it used
  • Module 4 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Module 5 Legislation
  • Silica Dust Awareness Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year