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
Automotive apprentices at our Alanvale campus will have the opportunity to see how an authentic Harley engine ticks thanks to a generous donation from Richardson’s Harley-Davidson. Simon and Adam from Richardson’s Harley Davidson presented the 2014 model, Twin Cam 103 cubic inch engine to two very happy teachers, Adrian and Mark, last week. Our Automotive …
TasTAFE IT students will again have the opportunity to gain work experience at one of Australia’s leading IT solutions companies as part of Certificate IV courses starting soon. A 14- week work placement at DXC Technology’s Customer Support Centre of Excellence in Hobart is a key component of TasTAFE’s Hobart-based Certificate IV in Information Technology …
A volunteer-led charity which provides mobile washing machines for people in need will benefit from the fundraising efforts of TasTAFE’s Client Services South staff. The staff, based at Campbell Street and Clarence Campuses, have raised more than $4700 this year for Orange Sky laundry which washes clothes for people without a roof over their heads. …