RIICBS203E – Safely Handle Bituminous Materials

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Delivery method Face-to-face Virtual Classroom
AfPA Members fee $540.91 excl GST $270 excl GST
Non-members fee $818.18 excl GST $410 excl GST
Duration 1 day – 7 hrs 1 day – 4 hr 30 min

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


Mapped to the Nationally recognised unit of competency, participant assessment for the theory component is required. A workbook shall be fully completed throughout the course.

To receive the Statement of Attainment (SoA), participants must download and complete the documents required by the RTO (Registered Training Organisation) and send all required documentation to RudTek RTO. The cost of the assessment for all AfPA attendees is $100 and will be on charged by the RTO, only to participants who seek the SoA

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This course provides essential instruction on safety for ALL personnel involved in storing, handling, working near, or supervising the use of, hot bituminous materials and asphalt.

The competency mapped course consists of formal presentations, highlight videos of hazards, guidance and selection on the correct use of fire extinguishers.

Covers risk minimisation strategies for common hazards present on bituminous surfacing sites including burns, boilovers, explosions, fire, inhalation of fumes and reversing plant.

Who should do this course?

Anyone working within the proximity of hot bitumen or asphalt and requiring proof of the industry approved AfPA endorsed course being completed.

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


Course is now mapped to the theory competency outcomes required to meet RIICBS203D – Safely Handle Bituminous Materials.

If participants required the Statement of Attainment to achieve the RIICBS203D unit of competency, further information is required to be sent to AfPA’s course endorsed RTO – RudTek

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

•   identify basic hazards associated with hot bitumen and asphalt road surfacing

•      identify specific hazards and safety procedures associated with the handling, blending, transportation, transfering and spraying of bitumen

•   describe hazards involved in the maintenance and repair of bitumen equipment

•   detail first aid for bitumen burns.

Engineers Australia CPD

Engineers Australia members may record Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for attendance at AfPA courses. Refer to Engineers Australia’s CPD Policy for requirements and conditions.