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Getex offers asbestos training courses

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Getex's qualified asbestos trainers can provide your facility’s staff with the skills to identify asbestos, choose appropriate asbestos safety equipment and manage your occupational requirements in regards to asbestos.

Getex’s focused training has assisted numerous clients control the all too common health and safety hazard of asbestos being mismanaged.

Training of your staff to gain competency in the identification of asbestos containing materials:

  • Prevents asbestos being inappropriately handled on site;
  • Minimises site health and safety hazards and potential WorkCover incidents due to asbestos mismanagement and misidentification; and
  • Increases operational efficiency (may prevent costly site stoppages)

The objective of the asbestos training is to:

  • Provide an understanding of materials that commonly contain asbestos
  • Provide general guidance in the simple unaided visual examination of materials for key properties/characteristics that may indicate that a material is likely to contain asbestos

In addition the asbestos training course will provide:

  • Guidance and assistance on the selection and use of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) for work with or near asbestos containing materials
  • Information about asbestos air monitoring and its possible use

Waste transfer stations and asbestos identification: 

Getex has also developed an effective asbestos identification training course specifically tailored for personnel within the waste storage, handling and processing industries.

The focus of the course covers the visual examination of waste materials to identify key material properties which indicate that a material potentially contains asbestos.

The key indicators studied are far more reliable in determining potential asbestos content than other unfounded techniques commonly used by un-trained personnel.

The course consists of both theoretical and practical components with the practical involving the examination of real life material samples to apply the concepts studied in the theoretical session when assessing for potential asbestos content.

Each course attendee receives a certificate of attendance and detailed course notes including example photos and diagrams.

To provide maximum ongoing benefit for each site trained, each site will also receive a complete physical sample library of materials that are often suspected of containing asbestos and typically encountered by waste facilities.

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