AfPA Endorsed Industry Approved
Course Cost:

(Course Type: New Entrants)

Award Issued
On successful completion of the theory and practical assessment students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the following unit.

  • RIICBS203E – Safely handle bituminous materials

There is a AfPA requirement to complete the renewal program every three (3) years.

Entry Requirements
Completion of the below online training course prior to enrolment of the Safely Handle Bituminous Materials course:

  • Be Bitumen Safe (BBS) through AfPA ($55.00 inc gst)

Further details can be found on the Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) webpage here: Online Training Program click here
***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.

The 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 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, boil overs, explosions, fire, inhalation of fumes and reversing plant.

Participants are required to complete an online theory / knowledge assessment and two (2) practical assessments on-the-job.

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.

Program Delivery Options

Online Zoom Sessions for Public Courses

Face to Face on-site with Client / Employer (contact the team directly for a quote)

  • Participants MUST HAVE access to an iPad / device / laptop to access learning resources and completion of assessments (iPhone is not recommended as it is too small and difficult to read information – requirement for both delivery options)

Additional Costs:
Please note: These are not included in the course cost.

  • AfPA Be Bitumen Safe (BBS) Flexible Pavement Industry Skills Card ($35). Provide a copy of your SOA directly to AfPA and they will issue an invoice.   


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