Asbestos Awareness Training

Delivery Options: In-class, Virtual Classroom

Course Profile:

Engineer and architects at construction site



On-site OR

Custom Pricing

What You'll Learn

This program teaches participants how to identify locations where asbestos may be present and find sections of the asbestos regulation that deal with the classification of asbestos work.

Asbestos is classified by the Ministry of Labour as a “designated substance” with its own regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Regulation 278 is titled “Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations” and identifies hazard control and the procedures for safe use and handling.

Who Should Attend

All workers with the potential exposure to asbestos should attend this training. Any employee that may come into contact with Asbestos such as those who may be engaged in the maintenance or repair of buildings and/or plant. It is particularly important that any persons who have responsibility for controlling buildings receive training.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the trainee should be able to:

  • Identify where Asbestos are likely to be located in buildings.
  • Understand the risks to occupants and those undertaking repairs, maintenance, refurbishment or any activity likely to disturb the asbestos.
  • Identify and recognise what the Asbestos look like.
  • Explain the types of asbestos and their chemical properties.
  • Describe the health effects of exposure to asbestos.

Course Outline

  • The different types of asbestos
  • Asbestos uses and locations in construction
  • Health hazards and controls
  • The hazards of asbestos exposure
  • Personal hygiene and work practices.
  • The use, cleaning and disposal of respirators and protective clothing.
  • Legislative requirement
  • Duties of responsible parties

Legislative Reference

Course Material

  • Participant Manual