• Bowen, Townsville, Carins

COURSE INFORMATION

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to safely remove non-friable (bonded) asbestos containing material (ACM) as well as the required knowledge of decontamination and disposal requirements.

Non-friable asbestos means material containing asbestos that is not friable, including material containing asbestos fibres reinforced with a bonding compound.

Asbestos was once used in Australia in more than 3,000 different products including fibro, flue pipes, drains, roofs, gutters, brakes, clutches and gaskets. Asbestos materials were used commonly in the building industry between the 1940s and late 1980s. A total ban on asbestos came into effect in Australia on 31 December 2003.

Asbestos becomes a health risk when its fibres are released into the air and breathed in. Breathing in asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Workers required to remove ten square metres or more of bonded asbestos are legally required to hold a competency in asbestos removal. Workers required to remove less than ten square metres of bonded asbestos are not required to hold a unit of competency though should have received asbestos removal awareness training on the safe removal of asbestos.

What’s covered

  • Introduction to asbestos (history and health risks)
  • Prepare for asbestos removal
  • Prepare asbestos removal area and removal site
  • Isolate removal site
  • Tools, equipment and PPE
  • Carry out asbestos removal process
  • Carry out decontamination process
  • Clean up work site
  • Contribute to and use documentation in line with regulatory requirements

This training is conducted under agreement with Axiom College RTO #40489

CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

Please note that participants must provide a copy of their Statement of Attainment and NOT just the White Card. As this is a national unit of competency, QLD Blue cards cannot be accepted as evidence.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to undertake assessment

Participants are required to have a reasonable level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) ability to ensure the successful completion of this course and must be able to read and write basic English and carry out basic calculations.

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with an electronic Statement of Attainment for: CPCCDE3014A – Remove non-friable asbestos

1 day

Training is delivered face-to-face by experienced industry trainers.

Participants will be required to complete theory and practical activities and assessments.

Training is generally delivered at our Training Centre in Bowen or on site in a suitable training environment.

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Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number

To create or retrieve your USI number visit: www.usi.gov.au/students

Please ensure you wear appropriate work clothing and steel capped work boots.

NO SINGLETS OR THONGS

Tea and coffee will be supplied. Please bring smoko and lunch as required.

Not applicable.

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