It was announced on 15 June 2023 that the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety has decided to extend the deadline to meet the mandated silica dust awareness training requirement to 1 October 2023.
PCBU’s are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that all workers engaged in or reasonably expected to be exposed to airborne silica dust as part of their work have completed the 10830NAT course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention.
Despite the extension of the training deadline the PCBU’s must ensure that statutory silica dust control methods are followed on site at all times. Regular inspections are being conducted by WorkSafe ACT to ensure that the new silica dust regulations are being complied with and may result in disciplinary action or fines if a PCBU is found to be non-compliant.
If you have not booked your training, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.
If you are unsure of your obligations in relation to silica dust safety, please contact our Workplace Relations and Legal Team on (02) 6175 5900.