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Online Asbestos Awareness Training Course designed and delivered by the experts in keeping people safe from asbestos hazards. Suitable for all levels of staff, contractors and community

* Completion Certificate fulfils legislative training requirements (excl ACT)

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Asbestos Awareness Training by the Experts in Asbestos

This online asbestos awareness course can be delivered as self-paced online learning, or by webinar or face to face – which means anyone, anywhere can learn how to be asbestos aware.  Australia has the highest rate of mesothelioma in the world and over 4000 deaths here each year are attributable to asbestos exposure.  We have a moral, as well as the more recent legislative obligation, to train people via an Asbestos Awareness Course who are likely to come in contact with asbestos containing materials and naturally occurring asbestos.

Choose Enviroscience for Online Asbestos Awareness Training:

  • Course designed and delivered by Occupational Hygienists and Licenced Asbestos Assessors – a company working each day in the industry with you
  • Online asbestos awareness training that covers legislative training requirements (excl ACT)
  • Cover new and emerging risks in asbestos in the workplace including new asbestos containing imports
  • Suitable for regional & remote areas – covering asbestos in soils and naturally occurring asbestos
  • Self paced course (recommended 1-2 hours) that can be accessed from anywhere with a computer, tablet or internet connection
  • Written and spoken in easy to understand layman’s terms with audio and subtitles
  • Interactive learning
  • Quizzes at the end of each module and final test at the end to receive a certificate of completion


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  • Co-brand with your logo
  • Tailor to your specific content requirements
  • Export to your own LMS to run internally
  • Manage registration, student record  keeping & reporting
  • Send out completion certificates/cards

Online Asbestos Awareness Course Content

Module 1:  Why Asbestos Awareness?

  • Historical use of asbestos in Australia
  • Health impact
  • Asbestos imports
  • Legislation
  • Diseases caused by asbestos

Module 2:  Asbestos Hazards & Diseases

  • Pathway into the body
  • What increases the risk?
  • Diseases caused by asbestos

Module 3:  Asbestos Containing Materials

  • What is asbestos?
  • Where does it come from?
  • Why was it used?
  • Vintage asbestos containing materials
  • Naturally occurring asbestos
  • Modern asbestos containing materials
  • Non friable & friable asbestos

Module 4:  Asbestos in the Workplace

  • Asbestos in buildings
  • Asbestos on site
  • Naturally occurring asbestos
  • Tools for identifying asbestos
  • How to safely sample suspected ACM for testing

Module 5: Hazard Controls

  • Assumption principle
  • Precautionary principle
  • Imported ACMs
  • Responsibilities & roles
  • Hierarchy of hazard controls
  • External consultants

Module 6:  Safe Work Methods and  Regulations

  • Responsibilities & workplace roles
  • Asbestos regulatory framework
  • Safety rights and responsibilities of workers
  • Documentation relevant to working near asbestos

Watch a short video to see on how our Asbestos Awareness Training is presented

Asbestos Awareness Training State Requirements

Training Requirements from WorkCover Queensland

Workers carrying out asbestos-related work (non-removal) must be trained in identifying asbestos and safe handling and suitable control measures for working with asbestos.

Safe Work NSW

Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for anyone whose normal work duties  present a reasonable likelihood of disturbing or coming into contact with asbestos.

Examples include:

  • workers who enter ceiling cavities (such as insulation installers; pest spray operators; air-conditioning installers; maintenance and repair workers; solar panel providers)
  • electricians; plumbers; carpenters and joiners; plasterers; painters and decorators; gas fitters; demolition workers; floor finishers
  • emergency services workers
  • building and construction workers.

Maximum penalty for non compliance:

(a)  in the case of an individual—$6,000, or
(b)  in the case of a body corporate—$30,000.

Record keeping

The person (or company) must ensure that a record is kept and available for inspection under the act of the training undertaken by the worker:

(a)  while the worker is carrying out the work, and
(b)  for 5 years after the day the worker ceases working for the person.

Asbestos Awareness Training you can trust

We work daily to help keep people and the environment safe from hazards including asbestos. This means we are completely up to date with the necessary legislation, technology breakthroughs and emerging threats (e.g. Asbestos Imports) as they apply in real life situations.  Our online course is continuously updated to reflect ongoing developments in our industry.  We are not a training company but a trusted partner that helps clients manage asbestos exposure and risk.  We simply believe we have the most in-depth content, presented in an easy to follow and understand format.  Watch the videos above to see the course in action or try our free sample course.

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Online Asbestos Awareness Training to get your certificate TODAY in 1-2 hours online. Over 1000 trained! Comprehensive, easy to understand, Australian Asbestos Awareness Training to keep you safe.

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