During Asbestos Awareness Week (19-25 November), Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is encouraging all Queensland building and construction industry businesses and workers to take proactive steps to help reduce the risks of asbestos hazards.

Depending on individual circumstances, asbestos can have devastating long-term health impacts such as Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and lung cancer. These health issues have implications for the construction industry and the broader community.

CSQ understands these risks and is committed to supporting eligible building and construction workers to undertake training courses which assist them to work safely with asbestos.

The 2016-17 Training Plan Short Courses programs makes five different asbestos courses available which are aimed at both new entrants and experienced, licensed workers:

  • Working Safety with Asbestos Containing Materials (WSFACM001A)
  • Remove Friable Asbestos (CPCCDE3015A
  • Supervise Asbestos Removal (CPCCBC4051A
  • Remove Non-Friable Asbestos (CPCCDE3014A
  • Asbestos General Awareness Training (AGAT)

For those interested in learning more about asbestos issues, Construction Training Centre (CTC) is offering a free Asbestos Awareness seminar on Wednesday 23 November at Salisbury from 7.00am.

The seminar will cover how to spot asbestos as well as provide information about compliance.

For more information on asbestos training courses in your region, please visit www.csq.org.au