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.
Other News and Events
Due to weather conditions overnight and today, and to ensure the safety of students and staff, all TasTAFE classes in Hobart are cancelled today (Friday 11 May 2018). Some classes had commenced, and where the judgement is staff and students are safe these classes are continuing. All Hobart campuses will close at 4pm today. The …
The St Helens Sailing Squadron’s clubhouse will get a makeover thanks to a group of TAFE painting and decorating teachers from around Australia. With support from Dulux, teachers from TasTAFE, Melbourne Polytechnic, Gordon TAFE, Federation Training and Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, will spend the 13 and 14 June volunteering their time to paint the …
TasTAFE’s Construction Team has been recognised for their work in increasing awareness of the dangers of asbestos during the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign (November) 2017. Tas TAFE won the Best Asbestos Awareness Campaigner: Education Provider, at the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign’s annual Betty Awards announced on 12 April. The awards recognise the commitment of individuals, …