Asbestos Awareness Training
Asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral that is also a hazardous substance used extensively in the construction industry. It causes serious ill-health when disturbed. It is therefore recommended that anyone likely to disturb asbestos needs to undertake asbestos awareness training to understand the risks associated with asbestos so that they can take the appropriate measures to avoid exposure.
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.
Asbestos can especially be found in buildings that were constructed before 1999. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
- Heating and ventilation engineers
- Demolition workers
- Carpenters, joiners and construction workers
- Roofing contractors
- Painters, decorators and plasterers
- Fire and burglar alarm installers
- Shop fitters
- Gas fitters
- Computer installers and telecommunications engineers
- General maintenance staff
- Cable layers and electricians
Note that any workers who plan to carry out work which will knowingly disturb asbestos require alternative training.
- Identify and describe the different types of asbestos
- Identify likely asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and products
- Appropriately and accurately report the presence of ACMs to relevant state stakeholders and/or authorities
- Relate safe work methods to ACMs
- Identify and control asbestos related hazards
- Describe the health risks, effects and preventative measures associated with asbestos exposure
- Apply effective understanding of relevant legislation and duty of care
- Identify asbestos control, maintenance and emergency procedures
- ½ Day
Asbestos Training for Property Managers & PCBU’s
The health and safety at work act (Asbestos) 2016 places legal obligations of property managers and PCBU’s including the need to effectively manage the risk from asbestos exposure within property portfolios.
Our course covers the basics of surveying of buildings for the presence of asbestos, bulk sampling and general guidance on management procedures necessary to minimise exposure to identified asbestos.
BOHS IP405 – Managing Asbestos In Buildings
This training course provides delegates with skills to manage more efficiently asbestos in buildings whilst gaining broader understanding of asbestos removal procedures.
Main subject areas:
- Asbestos Properties and Regulatory Requirements
- Management of Asbestos in Buildings
- Asbestos Remediation
- Role of Laboratory/Analysts
- Practical Work
By the end of the course, a delegate should:
- Gain a clear understanding of the legislation relating to asbestos and those aspects of other health and safety regulations relevant to the management of asbestos in buildings.
- Be able to identify the main types of asbestos materials in buildings, the appropriate means of recording their locations, and be fully aware of the procedures and methods for the prevention of future damage to asbestos-containing materials.
- Develop an action plan on the basis of survey information and properly manage the asbestos that is remaining in the premises by suitable schemes.
- Be familiar with current good practice for asbestos remediation.
- Be able to understand the role of the analyst, air monitoring techniques and the four-stage clearance procedure.
- Be able to convert survey data into an asbestos management plan.
Asbestos Surveyor Training
Asbestos surveying in buildings qualification covers the basic knowledge and skills required to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings.
Asbestos survey training covers how to correctly take asbestos samples from buildings, what to look for, the correct surveying strategy, documentation required, equipment , asbestos registers, and regulations and legislation which effects the PCBU.
This training course is aimed at individuals looking to enter a career in asbestos surveying / consultancy as well as those looking to advance their asbestos knowledge.
Main Subject Areas:
- Health effects of exposure to asbestos fibres;
- Types of asbestos and uses of asbestos in buildings;
- Types of asbestos surveys;
- Conducting safe and effective asbestos surveys;
- Bulk sampling;
- Risk assessment and managing asbestos-containing materials;
- Personal protection and decontamination
By the end of the course, a delegate should:
- Have a clear understanding of the requirements relating to safe management of asbestos in buildings.
- Describe the uses of asbestos in buildings and the health risks these may pose.
- Understand the principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys.
- Understand approved methods for sampling of asbestos.
- Cover suitable PPE/RPE to be used and the methods for personal decontamination.
- Understand how to carry out surveys to identify the presence of asbestos and its type in different locations