SESA deliver pre-booked asbestos awareness training at the client premises and on work sites. We are based in Sydney and deliver our consulting services to Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, all the NSW and ACT and most of Australia.
SESA asbestos awareness training course is developed and delivered by our certified occupational hygienist, licensed asbestos assessor and accredited workplace trainer and assessor. The training runs over two to three hours depending on the attending workgroup and can be delivered at your premises or on the work site. The asbestos awareness training includes powerpoint presentation with active discussions covering workplace scenarios relevant to course participants.
SESA have been delivering the asbestos awareness training course for over 6 years to various clients including organisations such as government, property portfolio, construction contractors and sites identified with asbestos requiring in-situ asbestos management and control.
Note that if your asbestos awareness training is required for working in ACT you need to complete the course 10314NAT as required by the ACT legislation. The course 10314NAT is not currently provided by SESA. SESA asbestos awareness course is currently valid for all States and Territories except ACT. SESA is also preparing an online asbestos awareness training course which will soon become available, however this is only recommended as a refresher course and is not a substitute to the face to face asbestos awareness training course.
Why Asbestos Awareness Training
Where asbestos containing materials (ACM) is identified or suspected in the workplace asbestos awareness training is required under the WHS Regulations 2011 to inform managers, persons in control of the workplace, trades people and workers of the health and safety risks associated with asbestos and the ways in which to avoid disturbance of the ACM and subsequent exposure to asbestos fibres.
The asbestos awareness training covers the following topics:
- Historical uses and potential sources of asbestos in the workplace with examples of typical ACM found in buildings
- Human health risks from exposure to asbestos fibre
- Legal obligations under asbestos legislation and asbestos codes of practice
- Methods of asbestos identification, risk assessment and controls
- The asbestos register and asbestos management plan
- Working safely in areas where asbestos containing materials are present
- Information on health and safety requirements for working with asbestos
- Control measures required for the safe removal of asbestos
- Emergency procedures - Dealing with Asbestos incidents.
For information on legislative requirements applicable to asbestos awarness training can be obtained from WHS regulators websites accessed from the SESA resource page.