Asbestos Awareness Course Plus (Online)
Standard asbestos awareness with the addition of safe handling fundamentals.
Asbestos Awareness Course Plus
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance that can cause serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs or damages it. For this reason, all workers who may come across asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must be trained so that they can work safely. This includes work with potential ACMs, accidental discovery of asbestos, and accidental damage to asbestos and ACMs.
This course takes its lead from the ACOP requirements and the need for non-certified training to be provided covering the fundamentals of asbestos identification, safe handling and suitable controls. In addition to asbestos awareness, this course aims to provide a basic understanding to those who encounter non-friable asbestos containing materials. This includes safe handling fundamentals, waste disposal, additional PPE/RPE, basics of the removal procedure of ACM's (<10m2 of non-friable), and decontamination (personal, tools and equipment).
Who should take the course?
Should the work disturb >10m2 of non-friable material or friable materials a higher level of training will be required (as per current licensing). It will be necessary to attend a course with practical demonstrations of control measures and personal protective equipment (such as the NZQA standard courses).
What topics are covered on the course?
- What is Asbestos?
- A Brief History of Asbestos.
- Associated Health Effects.
- The Reasons Asbestos was Used.
- Asbestos Containing Materials.
- Asbestos Identification.
- Emergencies, Procedures and PPE/RPE requirements.
- Safe Handling Basics.
- Final Quiz.
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Asbestos Aware was created by New Zealand based asbestos industry professionals. The team have a combined experience of over 40 years and qualifications that include the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Asbestos Proficiency (P) Certificates from P401 to P405. The team hold current New Zealand Asbestos Assessor Licences.