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Course Title:                Asbestos Stripping and Handling

Description:                 This training will equip participants with the ability to demonstrate understanding knowledge regarding the hazards of asbestos.

Duration:                     1 Day

Target Audience:        All Managers, Supervisors and employees working in potential asbestos environments should attend this course

  • 1. Legislative Requirements (OHSAct & other) 

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    • • Section 8: Duties of the employer
    • • Section 13: Duty of the employer to information
    • • Section 14: Duty of the employee
    • • Section 24: Reporting of incidents at the workplace
    • • Construction Regulation
    • • Asbestos Regulation
  • 2. Introducing Asbestos 

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    • • History of Asbestos
    • • Nature of Asbestos
    • • Uses of Asbestos in the past
    • • Banning of Asbestos in 2008
  • 3. Health effects of Asbestos 

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    • • Lung Cancer
    • • Asbestosis
    • • Mesothelioma
  • 4. Risk Assessment of environment 

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    • • Identifying Asbestos hazards
    • • Establishing Asbestos risks
    • • Written Safe Work Procedure and Action Plan
  • 5. Asbestos regulations 

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    • • Exposure
    • • Information and training
    • • Medical surveillance
    • • Sampling and monitoring
    • • Housekeeping
    • • PPE
    • • Risk Management
    • • Record keeping
    • • Labelling
    • • Notification and Prohibition
  • 6. Asbestos Stripping and Handling 

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    • • Demolition work
    • • Handling, transportation, storage and utilisation
    • • Safe removal and Waste handling
  • 7. Supportive Legal frameworks 

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    • • Mine Health and Safety Act
    • • National Environmental Management Act
  • 8. Asbestos Disposal 

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    • • Source and Classification of Asbestos Waste
    • • Approved Treatment and Disposal methods
    • • Visiting sites where Asbestos waste are disposed
  • Course Notes 

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    • Learner will be capable to understand and explain relevant aspects of what is required during the planning and development phases when working with Asbestos.