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TasTAFE training is helping keep the next generation safe from the dangers of asbestos.

Proper training is the key to saving lives and preventing asbestos-related diseases and TasTAFE has shown a long-term commitment to training apprentices and individuals in this area. Over the past two years TasTAFE has delivered asbetsos-related training to almost 2000 apprentices and indivduals.

In 2015-16, TasTAFE trained more than 1000 apprentices across 12 trades as part of the Silent Killer Program – a partnership with the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB) and the Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation.  The program focused on empowering young apprentices to take responsibility for their own safety, teaching them to say no to unsafe work practices that could put them at risk of exposure to asbestos.

In 2017 we’ve continued training apprentices and students using both TasTAFE resources and those provided by the Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation.

A group of first year TasTAFE apprentices today had the opportunity to visit “Betty,” the ADRI House (Asbestos Diseases Research Institute), a mobile model house which shows the various types of asbestos-containing materials that can still be found in homes and the locations that can form hidden dangers for tradies and home renovators.

TasTAFE has been delivering asbestos-related training for a number of years and will continue to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos through training.

 

Training the next generation in the dangers of asbestos