Asbestos Awareness for Workers in Construction

Designed For

Asbestos Awareness for Workers in Construction is for workers involved in the removal of limited quantities of non-friable asbestos containing material permitted to be conducted without a licence and for workers who work on non-friable asbestos containing material eg cutting, drilling, painting

Course Overview

This non-accredited short course is designed to:

  • equip participants with knowledge to recognise different types of asbestos
  • demonstrate how to safely undertake unlicensed asbestos removal operations according to the legislated allowable amounts
  • demonstrate how to safely take a suspect asbestos samples for analysis
  • demonstrate how to safely work on non-friable asbestos containing material (e.g. drilling).

Note: This course does not have a direct relationship to the endorsed national competency standards and therefore does not lead to a License to Remove Asbestos.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face classes only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  • review the characteristics and identify the uses of asbestos containing material
  • demonstrate an understanding of the nature of asbestos containing materials (ACM)
  • demonstrate knowledge of the different types of health hazards associated with asbestos
  • plan and prepare for the safe removal of asbestos up to the amount allowable by legislation without a licence
  • follow the OHS Act, asbestos regulations, national codes of practice and relevant industry standards for safe work on asbestos containing materials (e.g. drilling, cutting, painting) and for the safe removal of asbestos permitted without a licence
  • show compliance with organisational policy, quality procedures and processes for safe removal of non-friable asbestos
  • select and use relevant plant and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • decontaminate work areas and dispose of asbestos materials as required by WorkSafe.

Refer to the Course Information Sheet for more details on this course.

Trainer Profile

Our facilitator, Anita Aiezza is the Principal Consultant and Occupational Hygienist at Asbestos Removal Risk Management Services (aRRMs). Anita has extensive experience as a technical specialist and regulator at WorkSafe Victoria where she led the development and implementation of state-wide asbestos compliance programs; the delivery of asbestos statutory functions and audit and inspection activities; and the development and review of asbestos legislation, compliance codes and guidance. Anita draws on her experience and uses case studies and practical demonstrations to make the training both relevant and engaging.

Anita Aiezza