AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher Course
BC Hazmat and Argus Pacific, Inc. work together to offer the ACCREDITED instruction of a 4-hour AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher course. This course is US EPA–accredited so you can renew an existing accreditation certification or earn a course completion certificate. Accredited certifications are recognized in both BC and the US.
The instructor, Susan Kimball, has over 20 years depth of experience with instruction and work in the asbestos, construction and demolition industries. Her classes are highly regarded and comprehensive. You will take away not only a certificate but value-added information often not covered in other courses.
Proof of previous accredited certification is required in order to receive accredited refresher certification. If accreditation is not a priority you are still welcome to attend and will receive a course completion certificate.
3 Day AHERA Training Course
Who Should Attend?
The aim is to give students the education to identify hazards and apply effective strategies of control.
AHERA training is US-EPA accredited and is being provided for individuals attending renovation and demolition projects that may involve asbestos in buildings/structures built prior to 1990. This AHERA course will provide the knowledge to determine presence, location, and quantity of asbestos-containing materials.
This AHERA training course is not only theory-based, but includes a practical assessment exercise that will provide participants with an opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge, skills, and resources to use.
The Course will give the Education and Knowledge to:
- Inspect buildings for friable materials, non-friable materials, and products which are likely to contain asbestos.
- Delineate and quantify homogeneous sampling areas and understand sampling strategies for collecting bulk samples.
- Assess and document building materials’ current level of damage and future potential for disturbance
- Collect and document information on the following: physical condition and location of all Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACBM), other characteristics of the building that may affect the likelihood that ACBM may be disturbed, and whether fibres may be released.
- Prepare data for management or for further investigatory purposes.
Major Concepts Being Discussed:
- Investigation of records
- Legal responsibilities of employers, supervisors, workers, and others
- Physical and visual inspection of the building for suspect materials
- Bulk sampling of suspect materials for asbestos
- Assessing the condition and location of the ACMB in relation to potential for damage
- Laboratory analyses of bulk samples
- Report documentation requirements including, but not limited to Risk Assessments, Safe Work Procedures and Exposure Control Plans
BC Asbestos Safety Course – 1 Day (optional)
BCHAZMAT offers this training for employees requiring awareness when encountering building materials containing asbestos. This course is held for employers who want to assure that required work was done by trained personnel. An important part of this course has been hands-on training in appropriate work practices and respiratory protection, both required under WorkSafeBC provisions.
- BC OH&S and WorkSafeBC Regulations and Guidelines;
- Recognizing all categories of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM);
- Common safety hazards relating to asbestos;
- Importance and use of required controls;
- The content of the WorkSafeBC Regulations and Guidelines; and
- Other sources of available information on the topic.
If you would like more information or have further questions, please feel free to call us: 250-656-3382.