Asbestos Awareness Courses in Perth
Obtaining an asbestos awareness certificate is necessary for those who work in environments that may contain asbestos and asbestos-containing material. At OHS.com.au, we offer face-to-face training to ensure that you comply with WHS regulations and limit exposure to asbestos. Examine our asbestos courses in Perth or contact us for a group quote. Or visit our main Asbestos Awareness Training Course page.
Asbestos Awareness Training in Perth
Face-to-face Asbestos training in Perth helps you avoid the potential health risk of asbestosis and other forms of asbestos-related disease. Asbestos poses a health risk when you inhale tiny fibers from asbestos-containing material (ACM).
Manufacturers stopped using asbestos in building materials over the past few decades, with Australia officially banning the material in 2003. Construction and renovations completed before the ban may include asbestos-containing material.
Asbestos products are divided into two categories based on their friability. Friability describes the likelihood of a solid material to break into smaller pieces.
For example, you may pull old insulation from a pipe without realizing it was made with asbestos. The old material may crumble and flake, distributing small particles that enter your lungs as you breathe. The small particles can cause scarring, which leads to the development of asbestosis. Asbestos exposure may also increase the risk of mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Asbestos products that crumble easily are called “friable.” Non-friable ACM includes material that does not break easily, such as asbestos cement sheets and vinyl floor tiles.
The most hazardous type of asbestos is crocidolite asbestos, which has a blue hue. It was often used in pipe insulation and spray-on coatings. The fibers are thin and easily released into the air when the material is handled. Understanding how to identify crocidolite asbestos and other types of asbestos help protect against exposure.
What to Expect From an Asbestos Awareness Course in Perth?
Our in-person asbestos awareness courses are designed to address the biggest safety concerns of working around asbestos. Here is a closer look at what you can expect from an asbestos awareness training course in Perth:
- How to identify asbestos-containing materials and products
- Understanding the properties of asbestos
- Locating common sources of asbestos in buildings
- Health risks related to exposure to asbestos
Exposure to asbestos may lead to serious health issues, which are covered in the 10675NAT unit of competency. You learn more about the dangers of asbestos and how to avoid it.
Asbestos was used throughout most of the 20th century, but many people are too young to remember a time when the material was still being used for renovation and construction projects. Our face-to-face training ensures that you know what to look for.
You receive pre-course materials after enrolling, which allows you to start exploring asbestos awareness topics. After successful completion of the course, you are given a statement of attainment to demonstrate your knowledge of asbestos safety procedures.
Who Needs to Obtain an Asbestos Awareness Certificate?
Asbestos certification is a mandatory requirement for anyone likely to encounter asbestos in the workplace. This often includes individuals in the construction industry. Demolition workers may be exposed to asbestos during demolition projects. Construction workers may be exposed to asbestos when working on existing properties. Or visit our main Asbestos Awareness Training Course page.
Along with the construction industry, an asbestos certificate is needed for workers in other sectors. Tradespeople, such as electricians and plumbers often require asbestos safety training. Emergency service workers, air-conditioning installers, and maintenance personnel may also benefit from completing the course. Workers can also discuss the need for training with their elected health and safety representatives (HSRs).
What Is the Legal Requirement for Licensed Asbestos Removal Work?
Licensed asbestos removal work requires an asbestos license. At OHS.com.au, we offer several asbestos removal courses for your professional development:
- Class A asbestos removal
- Class B asbestos removal
- Asbestos supervisor course
- Asbestos assessor course
The Class A asbestos course in Perth is necessary for the removal of any amount of non-bonded (friable) asbestos. The Class B asbestos course is mandatory for the removal of 10m2 or more of bonded (non-friable) asbestos. Both courses typically take one day to complete. However, you must complete the asbestos awareness course as a prerequisite for either removal course.
The asbestos supervisor course is for workers who need to supervise and implement an asbestos management plan. Asbestos management plans are developed by licensed asbestos assessors. Becoming a licensed assessor requires the completion of the asbestos assessor course.
Dependable Health and Safety Training Courses in Perth
OHS.com.au specializes in health and safety requirements. We started as a website dedicated to OHS resources before offering courses from registered training organisation's (RTO). Since 2006, we have provided affordable training to workers in Western Australia. Contact us today to receive a quote for asbestos awareness training in Perth.
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