Asbestos Abatement WorkSafeBC Certification Training – Level 1 + Level 2

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 3 days
Price: $1200

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Course Overview
Under the new BC legislation amendment to the Workers Compensation Act, all asbestos workers who perform asbestos abatement work must complete the mandatory safety training and hold a valid Level 2 certificate. These requirements came into effect January 1, 2024.

Course Outline

Asbestos Foundational Awareness Training Course (Level 1) which will provide students with a gold standard level of training on asbestos materials, health effects, and regulations. It is required for anyone who transports asbestos material or disposes of asbestos waste. Recommended for any worker that would benefit from general asbestos safety knowledge.

Asbestos Abatement Safety Training Course (Level 2) which will provide a safety-focused, accessible, and hands-on training, for new and experienced workers. The course will include everything required to get you and your workers certified to perform Moderate and High Risk asbestos abatement, including the WorkSafeBC written exam!

If an exam re-take is required, a 24 hour cooling off period is required before the next attempt. Re-takes can be taken the following day at the Richmond office.

Level 1
  • Historical use of asbestos
  • Describe the purpose of abatement, surveying and sampling
  • Describe health effects
  • Introduce applicable regulation
  • Workers rights, new worker orientations
  • Introduce low, moderate and high risk procedures
  • WSBC-issued Written Exam

Level 2
  • Proper use of PPE
  • Safe Work Procedures and Documents  
  • Construction of an Asbestos Abatement Containment
  • Personal decontamination
  • Site Safety and Risk Identification
  • Tool operation
  • Negative air requirements
  • Purpose and application of air monitoring  
  • Safe handling and disposal of asbestos
  • Practical Assessment
  • WSBC-issued Written Exam

Prerequisites and Materials

  • Course will be presented in English; a working command of English is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • All participants must bring a valid drivers license and/or valid government issued ID on all course days.
  • Course is for Level 1 + Level 2. If individual course offerings are required, please contact Nadia Slakov
  • All course material, student workbooks, tools and equipment will be provided
  • For Level 2 training, all course participants will require a NIOSH approved personal ½ mask air purifying respirator with P100 cartridges on all course days. option to purchase a half-mask respirator (or use shared class resources).
  • For Level 2, all participants must be clean shaven and prepared to don safety equipment for practical exercises and assessments.
For further inquiries, please contact Nadia Slakov.

​Instructor Bio(s)

Nadia Slakov
Training Manager, Hazardous Materials 

Nadia Slakov is Training Manager in the Hazardous Materials group and has been employed by Pinchin Ltd. since 2013. Nadia holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Design from the University of British Columbia.

Nadia has ten years of environmental consulting experience and has completed over 600 projects on behalf of Pinchin Ltd. involving full project field work and coordination of hazardous materials abatements of all sizes; hazardous material surveys for pre-renovation, demolition and management purposes; site inspections and air monitoring; and development of technical specifications and proposals. Nadia has applied her knowledge and experience into training and development of field staff and delivering asbestos training for various clients within BC. She has developed training programs for asbestos and other hazardous materials awareness courses, including the Worker Asbestos Safety Certification courses.

Refund Policy

If a participant withdraws more than 2 weeks before the start of the course, a full refund is given. If they withdraw less than 2 weeks but not more than 1 week before the start of the course, a 50% refund is given. No refund is given for cancellations within 1 week of the course. Substitutions may be permitted at the discretion of the Course Administrator.

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