The Work Health and Safety Legislation requires workers with the potential to be exposed to silica dust must be trained in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention by 1 July 2023.
MBA Group Training is currently fully booked, and hundreds of people are being placed on a waiting list for the training. MBA has been advocating for our members and industry for an extension or transition period for the completion of mandatory training. The ACT Government has not given any indication of whether an extension or transition period will be provided.
Members who need training but have not been able to enrol in one are encouraged to send a request for extension to complete the training to the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Mick Gentleman. Here is an example of the email members can adopt when making such request. Members can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions in relation to Silica, please contact our Workplace Relations and Legal Team on (02) 6175 5900.