Bitumen - First Aid: Relating to Liquid and Bitumen Additives

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Overview

When working with bitumen it is essential that personnel are aware of the hazards associated with handling bituminous materials.

This course covers the basic first aid for a bitumen burn patient and the process for transporting and transferring the patient to medical care.

 

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Length

1 day course.

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Facilitator

David Jones

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Cost

$520 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

 

Assessment of the following unit standards may be available at an additional cost upon request:

20455 Demonstrate basic knowledge of safety relating to bituminous materials

20456 Demonstrate first aid relating to liquid bitumen and bitumen additives

           (unit 20456 has expired. Replacement unit available approx Oct 2018)

 

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Topics include

  • The basic properties of bituminous materials
  • The hazards associated with handling bituminous materials and their controls
  • The basics of bitumen related fires and their  control
  • Basic first aid for a bitumen burn patient
  • How to transport a patient  with bitumen burns
  • The process of transferring the patient to medical care
  • First aid for chemical burns or skin irritations caused by bitumen additives

 

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On completion of this course participants will

  • Apply basic first aid to a bitumen burn patient
  • Know the procedure to transport a patient with  bitumen burns
  • Know the process of transferring the patient to medical care
  • Apply basic first aid for chemical burns and skin irritations caused by bitumen additives
  • Understand the basic properties of bituminous materials
  • Identify the hazards associated with handling bituminous materials and their controls
  • Understand the basics of bitumen related fires and their control

 

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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.

This course does not replace the Bitumen – Basic Safety course.  For comprehensive training on all aspects of bitumen safety please refer to the Bitumen – Basic Safety course. 

 

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