Asbestos removal license holders are often required in the construction industry. In Melbourne and the rest of Victoria, licensed asbestos removalists may receive one of two types of asbestos removal licenses – Class A or Class B.
A Class B license is needed for the removal of non-friable asbestos. Non-friable materials are less likely to release harmful fibres into the air compared to friable materials. Examples of non-friable materials include cement siding, floor tiles, false ceiling panels.
A Class A license is needed for the removal of friable asbestos, which includes products that are easily crushed or pulverized. Examples of friable materials include asbestos insulation and pipe coverings.
Asbestos cement sheeting can become friable, depending on its conditions. Severely worn cement sheeting may break easily, which releases more asbestos fibres into the environment.
The state government can issue an asbestos removal license to a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). Workers who carry out asbestos removal work on behalf of a PCBU must complete an accredited training course, such as CPCCDE3014 REMOVE NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS (CLASS B)
Asbestos removal training is typically a requirement for workers in the construction industry, Water industry but may also be needed in other industries as well or:
• the area of asbestos-containing material to be removed exceeds 10m² in total, or
• the total time for the asbestos removal work exceeds one hour over a seven-day period.
For more information on how to apply for a licence, please visit WorkSafe Victoria.
Home renovators are often at risk of asbestos exposure, as their job duties may removing asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
Course run by nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation Civil Train Victoria (RTO number 3704).
Topics Covered in this Course Includes:
- Legislation and recent changes
- Hazards of asbestos and health effects
- Planning and preparing for asbestos removal
- Methods of isolation of the work site
- Carry out asbestos removal process
- Clean up work site
- Contribute to and use documentation in line with regulatory requirements
Who should attend?
CCF’s nationally recognised remove non-friable asbestos course is designed for anyone who may be required to manage or remove asbestos in Australia. 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 a mix of theory and hands on with at least 50% of the time allotted to the practical aspects of operating in an asbestos worksite.
• Participants must be at least 15 years of age
• All participants must hold CPCCOHS1001A - ‘Work safely in the construction industry’ obtained after 11 May 2009 OR CPCCWHS1001/CPCWHS1001 - ‘Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’. This is commonly known as a ‘White Card’.
• If you do not provide this by the business day prior to your course commencement, your enrolment will be cancelled, and you will not be permitted entry to the course. If this occurs, our terms and conditions will apply and therefore your course fee will not be refunded nor held in credit.
What qualifications does this offer?
After successful completion of the 1-day training and assessment, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:
CPCCDE3014 - Remove non-friable asbestos
WorkSafe Victoria’s Compliance Code for removing asbestos in workplaces states that refresher training should be conducted every two years for persons undertaking Class B asbestos removal work.
Please ensure that you read the Civil Train Fees, Charges and Refund Policy and check the Terms and Conditions before enrolling in this course with Civil Train. If you have any questions about our Fees, Charges or Refunds/Cancellations Policy, please contact CCF Victoria on (03) 9588 7600.
On-site Group Training Available
Are you an employer with a large group of employees that need training? Civil Train can arrange training for you at your site, ensuring you meet the delivery requirements for the program.