Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos awareness

Asbestos is a hazardous substance that causes serious ill-health when disturbed. It is therefore essential that anyone likely to disturb asbestos needs to take this awareness course to understand the risks associated with asbestos so that they can take the proper measures in case of an encounter with ACMs (Asbestos Containing Material).

Who Should Take This Course?

All workers who are likely to disturb asbestos-containing materials during their normal work should be trained so that they can work safely. This Asbestos Awareness course is suitable for anyone who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work so that they understand the dangers and can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos especially in buildings that were constructed before 2003

Asbestos awareness

Asbestos surveying in buildings qualification covers the basic knowledge and skills required to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings.

This course provides the essential knowledge to minimise the risk of exposure. Insight into what to look for, surveying, asbestos registers, and regulations and legislation which effects the PCBU (person conducting business undertakings).

Asbestos is a very dangerous material and is commonly found in buildings and other locations.

Exposure to airborne asbestos fibres can cause diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The risk depends on factors such as the concentration of respirable asbestos fibres inhaled, the frequency of exposure, fibre type and genetic factors.

We are Asbestos Training Specialists with years of experience.

We will equip you and your employees with knowledge and skills that will help in the understanding of asbestos.

Further information regarding asbestos may be found at WorkSafe WA click here.

Duration

1/2 day

Who should attend?

What type of workers need asbestos awareness training?
Workers who enter ceiling cavities (such as insulation installers; pest spray operators; air-conditioning installers; maintenance and repair workers; solar panel providers)
Electricians; plumbers; carpenters and joiners; plasterers; painters and decorators; gas fitters; demolition workers; floor finishers
Emergency services workers
Building and construction workers

Who else?

Persons responsible for assets such as owners, tenants and Strata Managers

Entry requirements

Participants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Contact us if you have any concerns about your level of language literacy or numeracy

Course content

  • Legislative framework
  • Identifying types of asbestos, likely locations and materials that may have asbestos contained within
  • Health issues relating to asbestos exposure
  • Understanding risk & conducting risk assessments
  • Identifying hazards, controls and safe work methods

Syllabus

The qualification is structured into six sections.

  1. Identifying relevant OHS/WHS legislation that applies to asbestos
  2. Explaining what asbestos is and where is it has commonly been used
  3. Identifying likely asbestos containing material
  4. Knowing health effects of exposure to asbestos
  5. Identifying when a license is required when removing asbestos
  6. Describing the safety requirements of working with asbestos

Certification

Certificate of Attendance