Asbestos Awareness Courses in Darwin
Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health consequences, which is why asbestos awareness training is necessary for anyone who may encounter the material. From construction workers to home renovators, our asbestos training gives you the knowledge needed to carry out your job duties safely. Browse our courses for asbestos at Darwin training facilities or contact us for a quote. Or visit our main Asbestos Awareness Training Course page.
Stay Safe with Asbestos Awareness Training
Our in-person asbestos awareness courses in Darwin help you understand the safety concerns of handling asbestos products and how to identify asbestos. Thousands of Australians die from asbestos-related diseases or complications each year. Exposure to asbestos fibers brings a wide range of safety concerns, including an increased risk of:
- Lung cancer
- Difficulty breathing
Australia completely banned asbestos in 2003 after banning the use of asbestos in specific products throughout the 1990s. Asbestos was often used in building materials, such as insulation, floor tiles, ceiling tiles, and cement sheets. Asbestos is no longer used but still appears in older buildings and homes.
Our in-person asbestos awareness training ensures that you can identify asbestos and avoid the risk of asbestos exposure. Without training, you may not know whether old insulation boards or pipe lagging contain asbestos.
Asbestos is categorized based on its friability. Friable asbestos is easily crushed, which allows tiny asbestos fibers to circulate in the air. Inhaling asbestos fibers leads to health issues, especially during prolonged exposure.
Non-friable asbestos includes asbestos-containing material (ACM) that does not easily flake or crack. Examples of non-friable asbestos include cement sheets and vinyl floor tiles. As these products are not easily damaged by human hands, they pose less of a health risk.
Who Should Complete Asbestos Training?
Any work that includes the potential risk of exposure to asbestos requires asbestos safety training. It is a common training requirement for individuals in the construction industry. Construction workers are often exposed to asbestos when working on projects in older buildings and homes. Demolition workers may also need to work around asbestos-containing materials.
Due to the potential risk of exposure to asbestos, plumbers, electricians, maintenance technicians, and emergency services workers may also need to complete asbestos awareness training.
Asbestos Awareness Versus Asbestos Removal – Which Course Do You Need?
As part of your professional and practical development, you may need to complete a range of safety training courses, starting with construction induction training (white card training). Asbestos certification is needed for anyone whose work involves the potential exposure to asbestos fibers.
Asbestos removal courses are necessary for the removal of asbestos. South Australia safety requirements include the need for an asbestos license. Licensed asbestos removal work is required for the removal of 10m2 or more of most types of non-friable asbestos and any type of friable asbestos.
You must complete additional units of competency to remove asbestos. Separate courses are offered for the removal of friable and non-friable asbestos. Individuals who plan on completing the friable (Class A) asbestos removal course must first complete the non-friable (Class B) asbestos removal course.
An asbestos supervisor course and an asbestos assessor course are also available. The asbestos supervisor course is intended for supervisors that need to manage the removal of asbestos. The asbestos assessor course is for licensed asbestos assessors. Assessors meet the legal requirements for implementing asbestos removal plans.
Asbestos Awareness Training in Darwin
Our awareness training course follows the 10675NAT unit of competency. The course was designed to promote better safety when working in areas where asbestos products may be present. We offer face-to-face training at local training facilities in South Australia, including Darwin.
Upon completing the course, participants should understand the following:
- How to identify asbestos-containing material
- Properties of asbestos and ACMs
- Common sources of asbestos in different settings
- Potential safety hazards associated with asbestos
Pre-course materials are made available to all participants. Before enrolling, participants must also hold a white card. If it has been more than two years since you completed white card training, you may need to complete a refresher course.
Successful completion of the asbestos awareness course results in a certificate of completion. After completing the course, you can safely work in environments that may contain asbestos. You should also complete a refresher course every one to two years to keep the material fresh.
Dependable Asbestos Awareness Training at Competitive Prices
OHS.com.au has face-to-face training to keep you or your staff up to date on safety procedures, including how to identify and report asbestos. If you are ready to enrol in asbestos awareness training in Darwin, contact OHS.com.au to receive a quote.
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