10852NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials
This half day course bridges the gap between courses in asbestos awareness, asbestos removal, supervision and assessment.
Asbestos is one of the most insidious and dangerous substances you can come across. When the loose fibres are inhaled or swallowed, it can lead to mesothelioma, a deadly and incurable cancer.
Unfortunately, asbestos was widely used in commercial and residential construction prior to the 1980’s. Whenever a building with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) is renovated or demolished, it poses significant health risks to workers. Over the years, large amounts of asbestos have even been found buried underground after old structures have been carelessly demolished.
Knowing how to work safely with asbestos containing materials is a skill every tradesperson should have from the start of their career.
About this Course
This course was developed in response to industry consultation and government consultation aiming to bridge the gap between the course in asbestos awareness, asbestos removal, supervision and assessment. It covers skills and knowledge in worksite preparation, PPE requirements, safe drilling and decontamination.
Duration: Half day (4 hours)
Student/Trainer Ratio: 10:1
Course Objectives and Content
- An understanding of each individuals general duty of care
- Worksite preparation
- Personal protective equipment requirements
- Safe drilling and cutting techniques
- Decontamination processes
Qualifications for Successful Participants
Statement of Attainment in:
10852NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials
Additional Course Information
Prerequisites & Entry Requirements
There is a prerequisite for 10852NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials:
Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to firstname.lastname@example.org upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of prerequisite qualifications will not be able to participate in the course.
Where this course is being run on the same day as 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness, the participant must be deemed competent prior to moving into this course at the second half of the day.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.
Want to combine this with 10675NAT Course in Asbestos Awareness? Call us on 1300 884 978 for our special discounted rate for the packaged courses!
Who should attend?
Any person who in their workplace may be required to work with existing asbestos cement sheeting (AC sheet) or other asbestos containing materials in and around residential dwellings and commercial premises. The training applies not only to supervisors but to everyone from entry level to senior management. It applies not just to builders but to the broadest range of people working on homes and property, including cleaners, architects, plumbers, labourers, landscapers, engineers, fencers, glaziers, locksmiths and professional handymen.
It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.
This course is a mandatory requirement for any person working in the ACT in the following occupation types and anyone else who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials:
- Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
- Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
- Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
- Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant
- Electrician (General & Special Class)
- Gas Fitter
- Plumber (General)
- Plumber’s Assistant
- Telecommunications Technician
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?
This will depend on the type of visa that you have.
For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.
International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:
- Family Name
- Given Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Country of Passport
Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.
If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing email@example.com. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not available for this accredited course.
We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.
For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.
What do I bring?
All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.
Where can I train?
Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.
10852NAT Course in Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials FAQs
Some quick facts about asbestos
- Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that resists exposure to fire, sound, water, and chemicals.
- It is composed of millions of fibers. Fibres that become airborne pose serious health risks to anyone who breathes them in.
- Asbestos never deteriorates. This is why it was originally used for construction purposes as it is such a strong yet lightweight material.
- There are two types of asbestos – friable (bonded) and non-friable (non-bonded).
- Friable asbestos is a material containing asbestos that when dry, is in powder form or may be crushed or pulverised into powder form using your hand. This material poses a higher risk of exposing people to airborne asbestos fibres.
- Non-friable asbestos products are solid and you can’t crumble them in your hand. The asbestos has been mixed with a bonding compound such as cement.
- The fibres of non-friable asbestos can still be dangerous. When cracked, damaged or drilled through, the fibres can become airborne and therefore inhaled.