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Safely Handle Bituminous Materials

Aim of this Course / Target Group

This course provides participants with the safety skills and knowledge for ALL personnel involved in storing, handling, working near, or supervising the use of, hot bituminous materials and asphalt. The course is suitable for anyone working within the proximity of hot bitumen or asphalt; such as sealing and asphalt crews, tanker drivers and bitumen storage site operators, supervisors, managers, contractors on a site, or plant and non-field staff involved in directing others to use bitumen products.

This Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) endorsed course evidences that you have completed the industry required and approved bitumen handling training.


8 hours

Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance

Course Content

The course consists of the following:

  • Preparation to work with bitumen including hazard identification
  • Risk minimisation strategies for common hazards present on bituminous surfacing sites including burns, boil overs, explosions, fire, inhalation of fumes and reversing plant
  • Guidance and selection on the correct use of fire extinguishers
  • First aid for bitumen burns, including first aid and procedures
  • Site clean-up, including environmental requirements

Assessment Method

Theory based questionnaire, a log book is to be completed and practical on-the-job assessment


***Evidence of the completed e-learning modules will need to be supplied at time of enrolment into the Safely Handle Bituminous Materials***

Designed by industry to meet the Austroads guidelines, this competency based course is required to protect the health and safety of workers, reduce the risk of injury and highlight your safety responsibilities.

Academic Award & Recognition

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with the following Statement of Attainment which will be recognised nationally

  • RIICBS203E Safely Handle Bituminous Materials

What To Wear

All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Feel free to grab a tea, coffee or snack before the course starts and during the course breaks. All participants will be offered morning/ afternoon tea.

Course Fee


CTF Subsidy

$174.00 payable after CTF has been applied. (for eligible companies only)

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.

Course Summary

Safely Handle Bituminous Materials

Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $395.00
CTF Subsidy: $174.00.

This subsidy is available to eligible companies only.

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