Asbestos Awareness For Tradespeople

Our 4 hour Asbestos Awareness for Tradespeople course promotes a safer working environment, and is essential for those who will or may come into contact with asbestos containing materials as part of their daily work activity. The content of this course will discuss site work and how asbestos containing materials can be disturbed while performing the duties of a tradesperson.


If you or your team work in the construction industry, or are likely to interact with asbestos whilst carrying out your work, then you will need to be aware of when and where you could be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one workplace killer, so ensuring awareness is critical for your own safety and the safety of your employees.

Asbestos Awareness training is mandatory under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016. PCBUs have a duty to inform, instruct & train employees who may through their regular work come into contact with asbestos containing materials.  This includes maintenance staff, cleaners and sub-contractors who work at your premises.

Work with asbestos not only includes employees of the asbestos identification and removal industry, but also anyone who’s normal occupation may bring them into contact with asbestos, such as plumbers, builders, electricians, and geotechnical engineers. Managers and PCBU’s themselves must also be trained in Asbestos Awareness.

This classroom based training course will raise the awareness of individuals to the potential dangers of asbestos exposure. Our aim is to improve the participants understanding of asbestos, and how to work safely with regards to identifying asbestos hazards in the workplace, and how to avoid the risks.

Asbestos Awareness training is delivered by qualified experts who hold internationally recognised asbestos qualifications and have extensive field experience.


By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the origins of Asbestos and where it is found
  • Outline the health hazards caused by asbestos and its routes of entry into the body
  • Understand relevant legislation
  • Identify the locations/products where asbestos containing materials are likely to be found
  • Be aware of the requirements for PPE and RPE for asbestos
  • Understand personal decontamination procedures

Similar courses

Asbestos Awareness for Managers

Our advanced 4 hour Asbestos Awareness for Managers course is an essential part of ensuring compliance with the Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations. The content of this course will go into greater discussion about the duties and requirements of PCBU’s in regards to asbestos in the workplace.

More Information

Press enter to see more results