Asbestos and silica are common materials used in building and construction products. Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other serious health conditions. Silica exposure can cause silicosis, a potentially fatal lung disease. It is therefore important for workers in the building and construction industry to be aware of the risks associated with these materials and to take steps to protect themselves from exposure. Asbestos and Silica Awareness offers an online course that provides workers in Australia with the knowledge and skills to identify these materials, deal with them safely, and become certified. The course is convenient, affordable, and completely paperless. Certificates are sent directly to participants, and there is no paperwork required.
Asbestos and silica awareness training can help workers to identify products that contain these materials and to understand the best way to deal with them safely. By taking this simple step, workers can help to protect themselves from serious health risks.
Asbestos and Silica Awareness is a comprehensive and easy to follow Asbestos awareness course divided into three online modules. The course is presented in an engaging format, with a range of multi-choice assessments at the end of each module, ensuring a satisfactory understanding of the course content. The first module covers all topics relating to asbestos and how it affects health. Topics include: What is asbestos, the health effects of exposure, uses and locations of asbestos, and more. The second module covers legal obligations in relation to asbestos, including duty of care, codes of practice, Asbestos register, duty to identify, prohibition of work and worker notification, removal laws, licenses, and more. Third part focuses on risk management and asbestos, and provides critical information on asbestos risks and control measures, air monitoring, health surveillance, personal protective equipment (PPE), decontamination, waste removal and disposal, emergency and containment procedures, and much more. By the end of this course, one will have a comprehensive understanding of all vital aspects of asbestos OH&S, and how to best protect oneself, coworkers and staff in industry settings where there is a high risk of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Awareness training is available for a wide range of industries and workers including Manufacturing, Factory, Shipbuilding and repair, Power generation trades and workers, Chemical industries, Firefighters and emergency response workers, Asphalt workers, Construction & Domestic, and Facility managers.
Silica Awareness is a course designed for workers in the engineered stone benchtop industry, as well as those who work with concrete, brick, asphalt and stone. The course covers the health risks associated with exposure to silica, and provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to work safely with these materials.