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Kane Constructions: Training the next generation in the construction industry

11 November 2021

Kane Constructions are a commercial construction company with a focus on healthcare, education, commercial type buildings, new hospitals, schools and community centres projects. Greencap has worked with Kane Constructions for a number of years in consultancy and advice, specifically in challenging projects with hazard identification.

Key projects that Greencap and Kane have worked on together include university projects with asbestos removal, undertaking testing and monitoring, specialist site-specific procedures, emergency rescue plans, and developing and refurbishing old buildings, making them safe for modern occupation and usage.

Applications of Asbestos Awareness Training  

Asbestos training for Kane Constructions staff helps to raise the level of awareness and knowledge quickly, giving staff the confidence to go about projects that they may not have had the skills to approach previously.

The high-risk factor of asbestos means that training in the construction industry for workers is essential. Comprehensive training means that staff can then identify asbestos if/when they come across it on the job. This specialist training is especially crucial to younger staff just starting out in the industry.

Learnings gained in the Asbestos Awareness Training can be applied when managing any kind of hazardous materials, asbestos containing materials (ACM), and unexpected finds. New or future projects also benefit from this higher level of awareness, and increased staff confidence when engaging asbestos removalists will ensure more input in how the work can be managed safely.

“We would definitely recommend the training, Malcolm (Fabiny) was engaging and enthusiastic,” says Chloe Rees, National WHS Manager for Kane Constructions.

“The balance of information dissemination, while keeping staff’s attention, tailored to our own processes and procedures, our staff checklists, relevant to their roles and relatable content, including the new Environment Legislation with Darren (Cordy), and the new soil classifications, kept people really engaged,” Chloe added.

Key learnings from the training include:

  • Detailed information on asbestos, detection, awareness, clearance and disposal of hazardous materials 
  • Theory and application of asbestos awareness 
  • New soil classifications 
  • New legislations - Victoria EPA GED 1 July 2021 
  • Environment Considerations 
  • Exposure levels 
  • Contaminated soil. 

The Importance of Comprehensive Asbestos Awareness

Keeping asbestos and hazardous materials front of mind means that even if workers are not exposed to it every day, they will know what to do should they be confronted with it.

The high-risk factor of asbestos means that training in the construction industry for workers is essential. Teaching asbestos awareness to the next generation of workers in the industry is crucial. Comprehensive training means that staff can then identify asbestos if/when they come across it on the job.

Out of the ordinary projects that workers may do can increase the hazard from asbestos issues, should they occur.

Greencap have a range of training offerings. Our trainers ensure that they understand your business and tailor the training to suit your needs. 

Whether it's face to face training, Virtual face-to-face training, or one of our online courses, we have a course to meet your needs. We offer both private and public training. 

Greencap offers its own proprietary online asbestos training course, designed as a cost-effective introduction to asbestos in line with the WHS /OHS Acts across Australia.

Learn in depth about asbestos labelling and signage requirements and more in Greencap's Online Asbestos Awareness Training course

 

How Greencap can help

Greencap’s team of knowledgeable trainers can assist in delivering important updates to your business.

If you and your team are interested in Greencap’s training, please click here or fill in the form below to make an enquiry.

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