Asbestos Awareness Course

Course Overview
The course provides an understanding of asbestos containing materials in the workplace; the risks posed by asbestos; the legislative requirements for the removal of asbestos and your rights as an employee to work in an area where asbestos may be suspected or confirmed.

What should you expect to achieve / Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the types of asbestos and where they are commonly found
  • Identify potential sources of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in the workplace
  • Understand the health risks of exposure to asbestos
  • Understand the WHS legislative requirements for the removal of asbestos
  • Understand the employees and employers duty of care relating to asbestos

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  • Origins of asbestos
  • Properties of asbestos
  • Common types of asbestos

2. Uses of Asbestos

  • Common (past and present) uses of asbestos

3. Health Effects of Asbestos

  • Possible health effects due to long term exposure to asbestos

4. Legislative Requirements for the Use and Removal of
Asbestos

  • Legislative and guidance material relating to the use and removal of asbestos
  • Employers’ responsibilities under the legislation
  • Safe handling techniques and personal protective equipment

The session will include viewing of “enclosed” samples of asbestos and new products that have replaced asbestos.

How is it delivered ?
A practical, relevant and concise Powerpoint presentation with additional understanding provided by viewing “enclosed” samples of asbestos and new products that have replaced asbestos.

Where is it delivered ?

The 2.5 hour course is delivered either as a public training or in-house program.

Public training:

Please consult our training calendar on www.workershealth.com.au for upcoming training. The public program course fee per participant is $210, including GST and includes a comprehensive workbook.

In house training (at the workplace):

Please contact our training manager on 02 9749 7666 to discuss a suitable time and cost.

These are the course unit modules; once you have paid for your course, come back to this page at anytime after logging in to start your course modules and units. Once finished you can print your certificated on the spot!

Module 1 Introductions to Asbestos
Unit 1 WHAT IS ASBESTOS
Unit 2 TYPES OF ASBESTOS
Unit 3 WHERE IS ASBESTOS FOUND
Module 2 Uses of Asbestos
Unit 1 Common (past and present) uses of asbestos
Module 3 Health Effects of Asbestos
Unit 1 Asbestos Quiz
Module 4 Legislative Requirements for the Use and Removal of Asbestos
There are no units in this module.
Module 5 Asbestos Awareness Quiz
There are no units in this module.
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