Damage and disturbance of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) is often not recognised, whether maintenance and trades contractors disturb ACMs themselves, or encounter previously damaged materials. In some cases high risk situations may be present for years before being identified.
Workers and the public can be exposed to asbestos through a lack of awareness and unsafe work practices.
Anyone in a building trade, persons in control of a workplace, facilities managers, maintenance engineers and safety representatives, need to be aware of the uses and likely locations of ACMs.
Although workplaces are required to have an Asbestos Register if ACMs are or may be present, many sites are not yet compliant, or the existing Register is inaccurate or out of date.
Basic Asbestos Awareness Training is the easiest way to equip staff and contractors with the essential knowledge to identify ACMs, understand the health risks they pose, and adopt Safe Work Methods.
Photo: Asbestos Millboard Lining (White) to Air Conditioning Unit Electrics
All Trades are likely to encounter Asbestos Materials in Pre-1985 Buildings
Photo: Loose Asbestos Gaskets
In addition to a general Asbestos Awareness course, we provide trade specific training for ACM Identification, Asbestos Risk Assessment and Safe Work Methods.
Management training sessions include Asbestos Air Monitoring and Asbestos Clearances overview, ACM Removal Procedures, and Asbestos Risk Management.
Our trainers have many years’ experience as Asbestos Assessors with international consultancies in Australia and the UK, and are post graduates in a relevant science.
BENSS tailored training solutions can be delivered at the workplace, project site, or local venue.
Photo: Asbestos Pipe Insulation (High Risk)