Asbestos products are present in many Australian buildings and pose a significant risk for workers in the construction industry. Similarly, crystalline silica (found in many building products used within the construction industry) is listed as a hazardous chemical in the WHS Regulations and poses a significant risk to workers if not appropriately controlled. Awareness training on how to work safely around both asbestos and silica products is needed, even if workers are not tasked with removing or handling either.
Asbestos and Silica Awareness training will prepare construction staff who may come into contact with ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) and minimise exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). It helps managers and workers recognise and avoid exposure to dangerous situations and comply with legislative and licensing requirements for Asbestos and managing possible exposure to RCS.
PeopleSafe Australia’s 3.5hr Asbesots and Silica Awareness course includes theory and practical demonstrations, using safely packaged asbestos and silica samples and can be delivered either face to face or remotely via Zoom.