Asbestos in the utilities sector
Given the ageing utilities assets in Australia known to contain asbestos containing materials the importance of ensuring utilities workers are adequately trained in asbestos awareness is fundamental.
Currently there are over 27,000 operatives in the Electricity Supply Industry, Utilities and Telecommunications Sector that have a high risk of coming across asbestos containing material (ACMs) in their jobs. Improving awareness and guidance materials across the Utilities sectors will reduce the risk of asbestos-related incidents.
11100NAT Course in Recognising and Responding to Asbestos Risk in the Utilities Sectors has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to identify ACMs and implement the necessary controls when asbestos is identified typically around utilities and telecommunications assets.
Due to this course being nationally recognised this would comply with all work health and safety case requirements for utilities and telecommunication companies.