Have You Been Provided Training In Asbestos Awareness?

January 18, 2020

An employer or business is responsible for giving workers appropriate information and instruction about the risks and controls necessary so that they can work safely. Asbestos awareness training gives workers and supervisors the knowledge they need to identify and work safely with asbestos or asbestos containing material.

Training should provide information on:

  • Identification, safe handling and appropriate control measures
  • Asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
  • Naturally occurring asbestos
  • Loose fill asbestos
  • Health effects

Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for anyone whose normal work duties present a reasonable likelihood of disturbing or coming into contact with asbestos. Examples include: workers entering ceiling cavities,electricians, plumbers, carpenters and joiners, plasterers, painters and decorators, gas fitters, demolition workers, floor finishers, emergency services personnel, construction workers, maintenance workers and alike.

The types of training can be formal, vocational training or informal training in most states and territories other that the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) which require specific formal training.

If you require training in asbestos awareness enroll now in our 100% online asbestos awareness course https://hserisktraining.com.au/product/asbestos-awareness-training/ or simply call 1300 473 747 or 1300 HSERISK.