PARAGON WHS


Asbestos Awareness

Identify the hazards, apply controls

Over 4000 Australians die every year from asbestos related diseases. That is more than double the road toll.

Asbestos has been prohibited in Australia since 2003. However, our past use of asbestos in over 3000 products means that asbestos-containing materials are still abundant in our built environment, and can be found in millions of homes, vehicles, public and commercial buildings.
This course is for Australian workers who need general awareness of the hazards and controls of asbestos, and how to work safely in the presence of asbestos in the workplace.

learn online in your own time

why asbestos awareness is important

What is asbestos and where might it be found.
2 Types: friable and non-friable.
The health hazards and effects of asbestos.

asbestos and the law

WHS Act and Regulations.
Prohibition of work with asbestos
Exposure Limits
Removal and licencing

safety duties

PCBU
Officers
Workers
Other People

safety management plans

Asbestos Safety Management
Asbestos Register
Safe Work Policies and Procedures
Safe Work Method Statements

safe work practices

Risk Management
Controlling the Risks
Safe use of Tools
Asbestos Removal
Asbestos Exposure

quiz and certificate

Complete the quiz questions throughout the course then download your Certificate of Completion.

what our learners say

Well presented and easy to understand.
Very easy to use this system.
Rob C. Council Worker
I never realised how big this asbestos problem really is. Real eye opener.
Amy D. Operations Manager