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Changing the Asbestos training game in WA
In developing Pinnacle’s WA asbestos training program, we were surprised to discover the training necessary to remove more than 10m² of non-friable asbestos within Western Australia is less comprehensive than that required to obtain the relevant licences on the east coast of Australia.
To expand, in WA workers need to obtain a Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence (RAL) which requires completion of a half-day, largely theoretical course. The equivalent east coast licences require completion of the CPCCDE3014A - Remove Non-Friable Asbestos unit of competency. This training is a full day course and includes a significant practical learning component.
Pinnacle is now offering the half-day Restricted Asbestos WSRAL001 (RAL) course on a regular basis from our Perth facility. However, as CEO Paul Botwright explains, Pinnacle has developed a package to encourage students to develop their skills further and obtain a more comprehensive qualification.
“For only $20 more, WA RAL students can stay an extra few hours and attain their Remove Non-Friable Asbestos qualification,” Paul said.
“This is a nationally recognised qualification that allows students to apply for the relevant licences to work in states other than WA. This is something you can’t do with the RAL alone.”
“More importantly, by staying on to complete the Remove Non-Friable Asbestos course, RAL students will get hands-on experience with several practical simulations involving a mock building site and an asbestos-like product.”
When asked why Pinnacle developed this package, Paul replied, “We want to give our west coast students the opportunity to both learn more and increase their employability beyond WA with minimal extra commitment in terms of time and money.”
‘We believe it’s decisions like this that set us apart from our competition,” he said.
“At Pinnacle, we pride ourselves in delivering the very best safety training, and ensuring our students develop their skills with real-life scenarios.”
“Keeping people safe is our number one priority and this is what drove the development of this package.”
More information on Pinnacle’s WA Asbestos courses can be found here.
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