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Remove Friable (Class A) and Non-Friable (Class B) Asbestos - Combo Course

Nationally recognised units of competency
CPCCDE3014A, CPCCDE3015A

Face to Face

Designed for people who need to remove both kinds of asbestos, and therefore require both tickets.

Course Dates

Location (Regional VIC) Start Date Places Left

For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

Course Details

Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. This statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496). This certification enables commercial operators to apply to the relevant State Authority for both a Class B (non-friable) and Class A (friable) asbestos removal licence. For more information, see below.

National units of competency

  • CPCCDE3014A - Remove non-friable asbestos
  • CPCCDE3015A - Remove friable asbestos

Course Duration

2 days (allow approximately 8 hours per day)

Price

Course Overview

Asbestos-related disease has killed thousands of Australians. Australia and the UK have the highest rates of asbestos-related death in the world. Asbestos is highly toxic, causing a range of lung diseases that are slow to develop but in many cases deadly. While its use is now completely prohibited, there is a growing need to safely dispose of asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM).

Non-Friable asbestos (also known as ‘bonded’ or ‘Class B’) was commonly used in building materials in Australia up the late 1980s. Bonded asbestos was used extensively for cladding, roofs and fences as well as backing boards in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Friable asbestos (also known as ‘Class A’ asbestos) materials are more dangerous than non-friable asbestos and include asbestos that is in a powder form, crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder (can crumble easily with hand pressure). Friable asbestos was used mainly for insulation (see ‘Mr Fluffy’).

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to remove both friable and non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM) and asbestos containing dust/debris (ACD). This combined course includes preparing for removal, constructing enclosures, removing friable and non-friable ACM, air and health monitoring requirements, and includes decontamination and disposal requirements. Participants who need to remove only non-friable asbestos or friable asbestos (but not both) may wish to view the individual course pages:

Please note: Pinnacle Safety and Training will not use any asbestos containing material during this training program, however realistic simulation is used.

While workers who remove less than 10m² of non-friable asbestos have no legal obligation to undertake training, whenever friable asbestos containing materials (ACM) are present, or even suspected of being present in the workplace, only qualified personnel are permitted to safely identify, manage or remove it. Any worker removing friable ACM or ACD must be appropriately trained, as outlined in the Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011 and the Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos.

Undertaking nationally recognised training in the removal of asbestos is a legal requirement in most states and territories for workers who need to remove asbestos containing materials. Refer to your State/Territory Authority for more information.

Course Outline

Our nationally recognised two day Remove Friable and Non-Friable Asbestos course is designed for a worker who is required to manage or remove both friable and/or non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM) in Australia. The course includes preparing, enclosing and removing friable and non-friable ACM, and knowledge of decontamination and disposal requirements. This training course is taught by experienced instructors who will outline theory and practical scenarios that are relevant to your work site. This training course is very hands on with at least 50% of the time allotted to the practical aspects of operating in an asbestos-contaminated worksite.

  • Legislative requirements and compliance
  • Licensing requirements
  • Hazards of asbestos and health effects
  • Planning and preparing for asbestos removal
  • Completion of risk assessment, asbestos registers and management plans
  • Methods of isolation of the work site
  • Full enclosure setup, testing and removal
  • Carry out asbestos removal process
  • Decontamination of workers, plant and equipment (three phase process)
  • Correct asbestos disposal techniques
  • Clean up work site
  • Contribute to and use documentation in line with regulatory requirements

Course Inclusions

  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training
  • Training is conducted by experienced industry experts
  • Plenty of practical hands on training
  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment on successful completion

Each Trainee Must Provide

  • Participants are asked to wear long pants and closed shoes (high-vis and steel-caps not required, but are welcome).
  • This training is realistic, somewhat physical and may involve working in hot or cold environments whilst suited up in PPE. It is important that all personnel who attend this course have a suitable level of fitness and are willing and capable of moving about in a small enclosed room, and wearing face masks.
  • This course requires practice in wearing correct, full PPE and undertaking personal decontamination techniques, therefore participants must be prepared to wear shorts and T-shirt under coveralls.
  • Participants must bring additional clothing - shorts, singlet top/T-shirt and a pair of thongs (flip-flops) for the practical activity.

Mandatory Prerequisite

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I do this every year and I’m usually bored to bits the entire time. I can honestly say Luke has made this course entertaining, I’ve learnt things that didn’t sink in before and I was engaged the entire time. Turns out the trainers are what makes these courses valuable and you have 1 in a million with you now. His teaching skills will save lives.

Mitchell W. - Sydney, NSW

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