AHERA Building Inspector Course
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3 Day AHERA Building Inspector Course:
AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) training is being provided for individuals attending renovation and demolition projects that may involve asbestos in buildings/structures built prior to 1990. A Certified AHERA Building Inspector is required to determine the presence and location of asbestos containing materials in a building and to write the report to document these findings. This 3-day (24 hour) course satisfies the requirements of WorkSafeBC. Personnel who would benefit from this certification include industrial hygienists, engineers, asbestos abatement contractors, architects, property managers, regulatory personnel and environmental consultants. The initial course requires successful completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher.
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 ACBM 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