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Dust Extractor Vacuums (DEV) Safe Use & Maintenance Course

Dust Extractor Vacuums (DEV) Safe Use & Maintenance Course

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Training Formats:
  • eLearning - ID Required (self paced 1-3 hours on average)
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$35 + GST
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This course is a guide to safely using dust extractor vacuums to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in construction. The course is designed for supervisors and NCSO®s and may also be useful for workers who work frequently with vacuums.


  • Describe the health hazards of respirable crystalline silica.
  • Identify the common parts of an industrial vacuum.
  • Safely empty a vacuum.
  • Maintain and replace vacuum components including filters, shrouds and hoses.
  • Select an appropriate vacuum for your worksite.

eLearning Requirements:

  • Hardware & Software
    • Computer or Laptop: Participants should have access to a computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection. Smartphones and tablets will not work.
    • Web Browser: Participants should have a modern web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge) installed and updated for accessing the eLearning platform. For the best user experience, we recommend using Google Chrome. Please allow pop-ups in your browser.
  • Environment & Workspace
    • Quiet and Well-Lit Space: Participants should select a quiet, well-lit, and comfortable space for the online training to minimize distractions and ensure a conducive learning environment.
    • Minimal Interruptions: Participants should plan to minimize interruptions during the online training to fully engage.
  • You are required to show government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification are:
    • Drivers License
    • BC Services Card
    • Nexus Card
    • Passport
    • Certificate of Indian Status

    ** Identification must have a photograph of you on it **

Learning Outcome:

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

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