Silica Awareness


Silica Awareness Training is essential for all employees and contractors who are likely to come into contact with Crystalline Silica or more commonly known as dust created from rock, sand, clay and materials such as bricks and concrete. Typically, anyone working in the construction industry is likely to come into contact with Silica Dust.

It is essential that anyone who comes into contact with Silica knows what it is, what it does to you and how to avoid it affecting health.

Whatever your role in the construction industry, we'll ensure the course is suitable, useful and rewarding.



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As well as informing you about the risks of working with Silica based materials, the course will deliver information about recognising it, where it's used, minimising the risks and legislation about the construction industry, as well as:

  • Definitions
  • Health effects
  • Types and uses of various silica containing materials in buildings and everyday items
  • How to avoid the risks from Silica
  • The general procedures in relation to supervision, information, instruction and training.

This course meets the statutory requirements of the relevant legislation, whether local or UK, and other relevant statutory provisions and approved Codes of Practice

Course Information

It's important that the training is enjoyable, relevant and useful. That's why all of our courses are tailored to your needs. The following information is for general guidance, and we are happy to discuss your content, duration, location, certification and cost requirements.


The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests. All of our trainers are accredited.

The non-equipment based courses can normally accommodate 6 candidates depending on the course and level of experience.

As with all of our courses, we ask if the candidates can read and understand English. We can provide a translator for the entire course or just for the theory if necessary, but there is an extra charge and we need to know this at the booking stage.


Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a 4safety certificate.


Novice: 4 hours
Re-certification: 4 hours


4safety, Home Farm, Rue de Grouville, Jersey, JE3 9HP, or at the customer's premises.


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