Our Asbestos Awareness training workshops make sure you feel prepared for whatever situation comes your way, whether it’s in the boardroom or on the job site.
Do you have responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act, to manage and protect everyone in the workplace from the risks of asbestos?
This is for you!
Asbestos Awareness (AA) is a 3-hour workshop designed for people who need to understand and manage asbestos risks in the workplace. This can include property and facilities managers, project managers and landlords.
It makes sense of the Asbestos Regulations and Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos (ACOP), so people who have a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace are better equipped to ask the necessary questions and critique the answers.
Attendees have a better appreciation of the considerations to take into account during the tendering, planning, maintenance, demolition and building aspects of their assignments. Including but not limited to different types of surveys, when they need to be done, who can do what type of work and an appropriate emergency procedure if it all goes horribly wrong!
Are you the tradie or contractor working in a building or with machinery built prior to 2000, where there is a risk of disturbing asbestos while doing your job?
This is for you!
Asbestos Aware Plus (AAP) is a highly regarded 4.5 hour practical and interactive workshop for those who do work involving asbestos and asbestos-containing materials — builders, plumbers, sparkies, roofers, flooring contractors, the cable guys, etc, doing maintenance and servicing work.
This workshop includes much of the information in the Asbestos Awareness workshop, and covers the requirement of the ACOP to work safely with asbestos.
Attendees who are undergoing vocational education in Construction or Hazardous Materials & Substances can use their training workbook as evidence when they apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Our students have provided our AA and AAP workbooks to the Transitional Industry Training Authority (TITO) as RPL for unit standard 2138 (Demonstrate knowledge of asbestos and safety procedures) and US 30596 (Demonstrate knowledge of asbestos and safety measures for asbestos-related work).
Please note that we do not supply you with these unit standards upon completing the workshop. You must apply to the TITO to be awarded credits for these unit standards.
We provide workers with a wallet-sized card that they can show a WorkSafe inspector if one should turn up onsite.
We have trained people from the Department of Corrections, Spotless, Connetics, Reserve Bank, Government House, LT McGuiness, McKee Fehl Constructors, Holmes Construction, First Security, Advanced Security, sparkies and plumbers, and many other different types of organisation and trades. Every attendee has commented on how much they learnt, even those who thought they knew a lot! They’ve also complimented us on our ability to make it not boring!
MCG makes a $20 donation to the Cancer Society for every attendee at our practical 4.5-hour workshop, and a $5 donation for those who attend the 3-hour workshop.
People trained by MCG across our Asbestos Awareness & Asbestos Aware Plus training workshops
Raised for the Cancer Society NZ
In-person training sessions are held at MCG HQ — Level 7, 88 Lambton Quay, Wellington. If you are interested in booking a large group, we can arrange to take the session at your place — Just send us an email.
Training workshops require a minimum number to go ahead, to ensure a broad discussion for a wider perspective.
If we don’t have enough registrations a few days before the start date, we have to postpone & will notify you via email.