Asbestos is a toxic substance that has been used in hundreds of products to be found both at home and in the workplace. Exposure to asbestos can cause asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma - a rare cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart - and other diseases. If you work in the trades, services and maintenance sector, chances are you’ll come up against asbestos regularly. It’s important you know how to handle it safely to avoid health risks. Course Content
Work Health and Safety legislation makes it mandatory for organisations to minimise and control the risks employees might encounter as a result of possible asbestos exposure. Information and training must be provided to workers, contractors and others who may come into contact with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in a workplace, either directly or indirectly.
This is a 4 hour general awareness program for employees who are not necessarily associated with asbestos removal or work, but who require a generic overview which includes references of where to find more in-depth information and WorkCover NSW publications.
Duration of the Course Approximately 4 hours On site training for a minimum number of 8 people per session No minimum number required for public course participants. A purchase order is required to secure the booking and an invoice is issued for full payment. A Certificate of Attendance is provided by Safetalk for each successful participant on completion of the course.
- What is asbestos?
- Asbestos - a history
- Health awareness
- Health surveillance
- Risk assessment and management plan
- Types of asbestos
- Bonded and friable asbestos licenses
- Naturally occurring asbestos
- WHS Legislation
- Where can you find asbestos?