Asbestos Awareness Training Course. 2 Hours. $150.
Regular Courses

Asbestos Awareness Course

Asbestos Awareness - Certificate of Completion
Duration: .25 day
Maximum Students:

Course Dates and Locations


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Asbestos Awareness

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  31 July 2017    

cs-content-location Construction Training Centre Address: The Construction Training Centre, Suite 1.4 Ian Barclay Building, Gate 2, 460-492 Beaudesert Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107
Parking: On site. Located through Gate 2 at the Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Rd, Salisbury Qld 4107. Access to Gate 2 is via the slip road under the Beaudesert Rd overpass.
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Course Description

There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres! Approximately one third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products. As a general rule, if your house was built before the mid-1980s, it is highly likely that it would have some asbestos containing materials. If asbestos is disturbed it can release dangerous fine particles of dust containing asbestos fibres. Breathing in dust containing asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer which most often occurs in the lining of the lung. There is no cure. The rates of malignant mesothelioma (an incurable cancer) are expected to rise from 2012 to 2020. Asbestos awareness training is essential for any worker in construction or related industries where asbestos containing materials may be present. This course is designed to teach your workers to be able to understand the hazards and risks of asbestos and how to apply safe work practices.

Target Audience

  • All workers who may be exposed to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM);
  • Health and Safety Representatives, Safety Advisors & Officers
  • Building and Construction Workers, Supervisors and Managers
  • Builders, carpenters, plasterers, painters, demolishers, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning workers, plumbers, electricians, gas fitters, building maintenance workers, disaster recovery personnel, insurance assessors etc
  • Emergency Services Workers – Fire Fighters, Ambulance, Police etc  

Course Content

  • Understanding what is Asbestos
  • History and Use of Asbestos
  • Types of Asbestos
  • Understanding the Health Effects from Exposure to Asbestos
  • Identifying Typical Sources of Asbestos
  • Identifying and Understanding WHS Legislation and its application to Asbestos
  • Managing Risk of Asbestos
  • Understanding what is Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) and Asbestos Work
  • Understanding Competent Person, Labelling, Warning Signs, Registers, Asbestos Management Plans
  • Understanding How to Safely Remove and Dispose of Asbestos
  • Identifying when and what type of Licence is required to Safely Remove Asbestos
  • Identifying appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

Course Outcomes

Students who complete this course will receive a Certificate of Completion – Asbestos Awareness. This certificate is issued by OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia (RTO 31092). Worksafe ACT requires workers in the Australian Capital Territory to complete a specific awareness Accredited Short Course titled “10314NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness” which is not this course.

Assessments and Awards

Certificate of Completion – Asbestos Awareness


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