Bitumen - Basic Safety

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Overview

Includes hands-on fire extinguisher training!

It is absolutely essential that all those involved in any way with bituminous materials fully understand the significant hazards presented and the procedures used to ensure safety.

This is a required awareness course for all personnel in the road surfacing industry and is presented with the aid of graphic practical demonstrations.

This popular course has practical ‘hands-on’ fire extinguisher training. Every person on the course gets to practice putting out a fire with an extinguisher.

It is a pre-requisite for other advanced courses for those handling, operating, maintaining or just working near bitumen equipment or supervising the use of bituminous materials. This course will assist with compliance with individual and company health and safety responsibilities.

A separate course named "Bitumen - Managing the Risk" is designed for contractor managers and supervisors covering the due dilligence managmeent aspects of all of the issues covered in this course. 

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Length

1 day course.

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Facilitator

Barry Gundersen

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Cost

$520 per person + GST 

(Minimum numbers are required before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Introduction to bituminous materials including emulsions
  • Health hazards, personal precautions
  • Hazards when working around bitumen plants and hot-mix plants
  • Hazards associated with field operations
  • Importance of appropriate training
  • Dangers of water
  • First aid for bitumen and chemical burns
  • Dangerous goods, flash point, auto-ignition, safe distance
  • Explosion hazards, empty tank hazards
  • Maintenance hazards, spillage precautions
  • Fire safety including ‘hands on’ experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers to fight flammable liquid fires
  • Miscellaneous associated hazards encountered in the road surfacing industry
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Identify basic hazards associated with bitumen and hotmix road surfacing.
  • Identify specific hazards and safety procedures associated with the handling, blending, transportation and spraying of bitumen
  • Recognise hazards involved in the maintenance and repair of bitumen equipment
  • Know procedures for fire-fighting with extinguishers.
  • Administer first aid for bitumen burns and chemical burns.
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Who should attend

All personnel involved in any way with road surfacing, especially those working anywhere in contractor's depots, chipsealing and asphalt paving workers, as well as those managing or supervising road surfacing operations including local authority and consulting engineering personnel.

A separate course for Contractor Managers and Supervisors named "Bitumen - Managing the Risk" is available. Contact a course co-ordinator for further information regarding this course.

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