Posted on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
Silica is found in construction materials – Natural stones, sandstones, bricks, clay, and concrete products. It is even found in some plastics as silica is used as a filter during the production process.
Silica is a natural compound and has multiple uses in the construction industry.
However, exposure to fine silica particles vary between distinct types of materials with fine dust remaining in the air from many different working activities. For example:
Workers do not have to get sick when working with materials containing silica. Silica related illnesses are 100% preventable.
The simplest steps to prevent exposer while working around construction products include:
Remember, continued exposure can lead to developing health complications including, silicosis a long-team lung disease caused by inhaling fine crystalline silica dust over many years.
If you find yourself in a workplace or working on construction sites where you are working around products that are known to contain crystalline silica there are health and safety training programmes that you can sign-up to.
Essential Site Skills offer extensive workplace health & safety training courses including our popular Face Fit Train the Tester course that provide those who are required to wear responsive respiratory protective equipment, the knowledge of how to conduct face fit testing using Qualitative method. If you are responsible for health and safety within your organisation, then it is essential that face fit testing is conducted correctly, and documented evidence is recorded.
All ESS face fit testing and train the tester courses are delivered by our Fit2Fit accredited tutors.
If you want to know more about our Face fit and related Health and Safety courses including:
You can book direct online, or you can contact one of our expert training advisors direct: 0115 8970 529 they will assist you find an alternative training location or date or create bespoke training for your organisation.
We are one of the best providers of health and safety training courses in the UK.
We can deliver in-house accredited training courses right at your premises, anywhere in the UK.