Draught Line Safety for Line Cleaners Course

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Course Overview

This 2-week short course is intended to enable persons who perform or manage draught line cleaning operations to develop and practice a specialized knowledge of safe work practices in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. In addition to receiving a certificate of completion, students will learn how to control safety and health risks surrounding draught beer handling, create a safer and healthier workplace, and foster a workplace culture that accomplishes all the above.

Length: 2-weeks (15 hours)
Format: 100% online, including short on-demand videos and self-paced assignments
Model: Instructor-led, with two live virtual classrooms
Class Size: Under 40 students

All sections of this training program are free (while funded by the Susan Harwood Training Grant) and will take place online. Learners must self-enroll, and registration is quick and easy.

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Please Note: This training program is at capacity for the year. We encourage you to check back next year for more scheduled offerings, or contact info@brewersassociation.org for information on additional trainings and educational resources.

Who Should Take this Course?

  • All staff responsible for cleaning draught beer lines
  • Brewery and retail workers, including owners and front-of-house staff
  • Wholesalers (where applicable)
  • Line cleaning technicians
  • Other draught system professionals

Student Takeaways

  • Implement safe and effective practices when cleaning draught beer lines
  • Interpret a safety data sheet (SDS) to inform methods and materials
  • Conduct a hazard assessment and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs)

The Brewers Association welcomes comments regarding the current training and suggestions for additional topics to address in the future. Contact technical@BrewersAssociation.org to provide feedback.

At the time of initial publication of this document, this Brewers Association project was funded by a grant of $132,664 federal funds, which constitutes 100% of the program budget. Zero percent of the program budget was financed through non-governmental sources.