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, corporate and government leaders to asbestos awareness.
Betty – the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute house is a purpose built, mobile model home designed to demonstrate where asbestos might be found in and around any Australian home built or renovated before 1987.
The Construction team actively participated in the awareness campaign through promoting Betty visits, taking construction students to visit Betty and worked in collaboration with Asbestos Free Tasmania to develop educational resources.
Over the past two years TasTAFE has delivered asbestos-related training to almost 2000 apprentices and individuals. 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.
In November 2017, a group of first year TasTAFE Construction apprentices had the opportunity to visit Betty the ADRI House & Asbestos Awareness. The mobile model house 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. Betty was in Hobart’s Elizabeth St Mall as part of a national tour.
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