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Cemetery Safety Course in Sydney, NSW, AU

Vocational training & education (incl online)
2022-09-26 - 2022-09-27
Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney - Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Cumberland City Council
New South Wales, Australia
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A 2 day course in Cemetery Safety suitable for all cemetery workers

This course provides industry best practice and gives an understanding in:

• Grave Preparation
- Aesthetics/presentation
• Soil Conditions and Shoring Requirements
- Considerations for different soil types
- Shoring requirements and options, pros and cons of different equipment
• Trench Collapse and Consolidation
- Management of a collapse
• Exhumation
- Regulations and requirements
- Biological hazards and controls
• Mausoleum
- Preparing and reinstating vaults or crypts
- Regulations and requirements
• Dealing with Grief in the Workplace
- Techniques for dealing with people with mental health issues
- Techniques for dealing with people affected by alcohol or drugs in the workplace
• Legislation
- Employer and employee responsibilities
- Best practice for following work health and safety procedures
- Risk assessments
• Working in Confined Spaces
- Is the space a confined space? - Regulations and requirements.

Program & Course Details:




Costs (incl GST)

26-27 Sept 2022

9.00am to 4.00pm 

Sydney Metropolitan

  • CCANSW Member: Free for the first 2 registrations from a financial CCANSW Category A member. (This offer is available to members that have not already utilised this membership benefit during the 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 period)
  • CCANSW Members: $550 per person (for additional registrations)
Non Members:  $950 per person. 


Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided. Please advise any dietary requirements on the Registration Form.

Clothing and Footwear:

For the cemetery site tour, students are to wear appropriate clothing, including hi visibility vest/clothing, hat, sunglasses and closed in footwear. Sun cream is highly recommended.

Course Delivery:

This is an official CCANSW Training Course. The CCANSW uses the services of Fiona Hurst, Footprint Training, a qualified facilitator to deliver the training.

Cancellation & Refunds:

Registration cancellations must be received, via email to the CCANSW Secretariat, prior to course commencement (5 days for face-to-face sessions and 3 days for online sessions) Thereafter, no refunds will apply or loss of the free registration will occur, whichever applies. Substitute delegates will be accepted without penalty.

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All Dates

  • From 2022-09-26 to 2022-09-27

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