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All individuals working in areas that could be exposed to asbestos are required to take asbestos awareness training according the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. To fulfill these requirements, builders, carpenters and cablers as well as plumbers who have worked in the ACT for a long time, they must complete the 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness Training (previously 10675NAT). Whilst it is not mandatory in WA, many companies are now not risking the future liability and getting nationally recognised asbestos awareness training.


11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) is currently the most current training course that fits that bill. It replaces the 10314NAT standard for learning about asbestos identification.


What Training Is Required for Asbestos Awareness in Perth?


Individuals must take the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) in order to meet the ACT training requirements. In WA or Perth there is no such legislation. It is the responsibility of any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to ensure that their workers have received this training from an approved provider. New WHS laws are coming.


If you have reason to believe that your workers may be exposed to asbestos-containing material (ACM), it is important to train them with a certified training company. It is also important to keep track of who was trained and when it was completed. The ACT is required for anyone entering a construction site, just as the white card in most Australian states. The 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) does not require any prerequisites. Only one requirement is that students can read, understand and speak English. An accredited translator may be hired if the individual is unable to read or write English. The training organization may not provide translators.


What Is the Training?


Online asbestos awareness training courses are not possible if you want nationally recognised but webinars are. For the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT), face-to-face delivery will be required (or webinar). A qualified and approved registered training organisation must also deliver these asbestos awareness training courses. If you don’t care for nationally recognised, you can take the standard asbestos awareness training here.


Nationally Recognised courses are usually completed in no more than four hours. The length of the course will vary depending on the company offering it and how many students are taking it.


AlertForce has been approved by ASQA, the 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) Licensers to offer this course nationwide.


Why Is It Important to Take an Asbestos Awareness Course?


Specified workers in the ACT must complete the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT). Workers must complete the 11084NAT Asbestos Awareness Training Course (previously 10675NAT) before they can work on construction sites in Canberra. Asbestosis is a condition that can be caused by asbestos exposure. This condition can cause shortness of breath, permanent lung damage, and even death. This condition can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 requires that instruction, training and information be provided to identify asbestos. The approved training course for meeting these requirements is currently the 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT).


Your previous asbestos training will not be accepted if it was completed before January 2008. Training must have taken place between January 2008 and June 2014. It must be offered by an accredited training organization. Training in the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) is required if the training course does not meet these requirements.


The training course’s purpose is to reduce the safety and health risks of asbestos exposure. The Minister’s declarations of occupations contains a list of occupations in which workers could reasonably be exposed. Anyone who works in an occupation that is listed in the Minister’s declaration of occupations must complete the training. Asbestos awareness training is required for all workers, including plumbers and builders, bricklayers, stonemasons and architects.


What Does the 11084NAT Asbestos Awareness Training Course (previously 10675NAT) Cost?


The cost of the 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness Training Course (previously 10675NAT) can vary depending on where it is offered. The average price of this course in Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne is $227. You can expect to pay between $220-250 in Brisbane. It is not required, but it is popular in Canberra. However, many people who work in Canberra construction will need to be trained.


These are the average prices. Many companies offer group training discounts. You may be eligible for a group discount if you have six or more employees who need the 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness training course (previously 10675NAT).


Can My Business Get Training Funding?


Training funding may be available to businesses that are closely related to the construction industry within the ACT but no such opportunities are currently available in Western Australia. AlertForce can arrange this for your company if you meet all the requirements.


What Will You Learn by Completing the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT)


The 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT) aims to teach workers how to identify asbestos. This course does not address the removal or encapsulation.


Participants should be able to recognise the potential hazards and health risks of asbestos by the end the course. Lung damage is the main danger from asbestos exposure, also known as asbestosis. Lung cancer is also a possibility from asbestos exposure, which is why it has been classified as a human carcinogen. The 11084NAT Course In Asbestos Awareness Training (previously 10675NAT) also covers identification of asbestos. Participants will also learn about the most common asbestos-containing materials and where it is most commonly found.


Asbestos was banned in Australia until December 2003. Since the 1980s, asbestos has been banned from domestic buildings. Although asbestos has been banned, it can still be found in commercial and domestic properties built before the ban. Asbestos was a cheap material that could be used in many construction materials. Asbestos may be found in older homes and buildings as insulation, tiles, wallboards and downspouts. Flashing, plaster, cement and vinyl flooring could also contain asbestos.


Elevator equipment, including brake shoes, can also contain asbestos. Older properties may also contain asbestos in electrical panel partitions, cooling towers and ductwork.


This course also covers the safety procedures needed to deal with asbestos once it has been detected. Most cases of asbestos need to be reported and handled by an asbestos abatement or Encapsulation company.


PCBUs can help ensure that workers, contractors, visitors, and anyone else who might need to use the site are safe by providing asbestos awareness training.


Which Accreditation Will You Receive?


An assessment is performed after you have completed the 11084NAT Course on Asbestos Awareness (previously 10675NAT). This will determine whether or not you fully understood the material. You will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement Of Attainment if you pass the assessment.


Before entering any building site, asbestos awareness training is mandatory. Employers must ensure that their workers have access to this training. The current approved course in asbestos awareness is the 11084NAT Course (previously 10675NAT). These courses cannot be taken online but are available through qualified training organizations.


AlertForce recommends that you complete the higher qualification CPCCDE3014 if your home is outside of Canberra. This will give you more flexibility. Below are our asbestos awareness and removal courses. You can also take a number of online asbestos courses.

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