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Asbestos Type 3 Abatement Worker (MTCU 253W) Course

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 2 days
Price: 745.00

Course Overview & Scope

This course is intended for those who will perform Type 3 asbestos work operations. The course content follows the curriculum set by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for the Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Program (AAW 253W) to prepare the participants to write the AAW 253W exam.

The MTCU’s curriculum for this course does not cover training for performing Types 1 or 2 asbestos work. Please refer to Section 12 of Ontario Regulation 278/05 for the specific classifications of asbestos work operations or contact us if you require guidance.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn about:

  • Uses and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Ministry of Labour Regulation 278/05
  • Regulatory requirements for asbestos waste transportation and disposal
  • Other provincial health & safety legislation relevant to Type 3 asbestos work
  • Other hazards in Type 3 asbestos work
  • Measures & procedures, personal protective equipment, and decontamination (hygiene) practices for Type 3 asbestos work

This course also includes:

  • Various demonstration items, including asbestos material samples and equipment used in Type 3 asbestos work
  • Tour of a fully functional mock-up of a Type 3 asbestos work area
  • A mock exam, fashioned in a similar format to the MTCU’s exam, to provide participants with a “dry run” in preparation for taking the MTCU exam at a college

Important Requirements:

  • Prior to the course, it is essential that the employer register as a “Signing Authority” with the MTCU (otherwise the training may be deemed void). Contact your local MTCU office to arrange this.
  • The MTCU’s AAW 253W exam is administered separately at Ontario colleges. Documentation for taking the exam consists of paperwork provided by the MTCU and Pinchin’s course certificate.

Instructor Bio

Meghan Kelly, M.Sc. 
Training Specialist, Hazardous Materials

Meghan Kelly is a Training Specialist with the Hazardous Materials group at Pinchin Ltd. In her previous role as a Project Manager, Meghan managed asbestos and other hazardous materials projects including surveys, asbestos reassessments, and abatement operations. Meghan was also a Project Technologist, where she performed hazardous materials surveys and inspections of abatement work performed by contractors. Meghan holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry degree from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Trent University.

Proof of Training

Upon completing this course, each participant is provided with a certificate as proof of the training. Pinchin’s certificate is used only as proof of the training in order to take the 253W AAW exam at an Ontario college. The actual proof of Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker certification comes from the MTCU after they receive proof that the participant passed the exam.

Please note: Payment must be received and processed before a certificate is issued. Refer to our course payment policies for more details.

Our October 3rd session in Mississauga is currently full, but if you would like to be added to our waiting list for future dates please click here.

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Continuing Education Points

This course is eligible for certification maintenance points from certain organizations listed on our Continuing Education Points page.  

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