Course: $35 + GST

Course Duration: 1 – 3 hours on average (self-paced)

Who course is appropriate for: This course is a guide to safely using dust extractor vacuums to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica in construction. The course is designed for supervisors and NCSO®s and may also be useful for workers who work frequently with vacuums.

Learning outcome: Understand how to ensure that dust extractor vacuums are effective at controlling exposure to harmful dust


  1. Describe the health hazards of respirable crystalline silica.

  2. Identify the common parts of an industrial vacuum.

  3. Safely empty a vacuum.

  4. Maintain and replace vacuum components including filters, shrouds and hoses.

  5. Select an appropriate vacuum for your worksite.


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