#Asbestos & Silica – 12th March 2020 – the ACV/GARDS team visited the Frankston campus of Chisholm TAFE – apprentice Carpenters – 20 new apprentices who listened to an asbestos & silica awareness session – they were a switched on bunch who asked lots of questions around all things asbestos & silica – the feed back from the apprentices was that it was very informative with quite a few who did not know they had been exposed to asbestos until they saw some of the pics and items that were on display and then they realized they had already had exposure around asbestos and/ or silica – we are proud to say these apprentices are now much more asbestos & silica aware. We wish these apprentices all the best in their chosen profession from the crew at ACV/GARDS 👍😎
The 5th March ACV/GARDS conducted a presentation to the Orana Senior Citizens Club – 30 senior citizens listened to a very informative talk on asbestos from the past – present and future perspective. Those that attended enjoyed the videos shown and samples that they could view. Many questions were asked and a few of the men were quite talkative about their experiences with asbestos in their work place – all commented that they never knew that asbestos was so dangerous – no one told them. Some offered information that they had had their health effected and that mates they had worked with had died of this carcinogen. Others members spoke of women who had never worked in those environments but also were sick or who had died of small exposure through take home asbestos. It was truly a very interesting discussion by all. Thank you Orana Senior Citizens for the enjoyable lunch together – it was lovely to meet you all and to listen to your life stories around asbestos.
#Asbestos & #Silica – 6th March 2020 – the ACV/GARDS team visited the Dandenong campus of Chisholm TAFE – apprentice Carpenters – 21 x 1st year and pre -apprentices listened to an asbestos & silica awareness session – they were a switched on bunch who asked lots of questions around all things asbestos & silica – the feed back from the apprentices was that it was very informative with quite a few not knowing anything about asbestos or silica – we are proud to say these apprentices are now much more asbestos & silica aware. We wish these apprentices all the best in their chosen profession from the crew at ACV/GARDS 👍😎
#Asbestos & Silica – 4th March 2020 – the ACV/GARDS team had a visit from the Newborough campus – Painting & Deccrating Dept of TAFE Gippsland – 15 apprentices came for an asbestos & silica awareness session – great questions and terrific conversation around all things asbestos & silica – thank you to Davin for organising them to come to us – the feed back from the apprentices was that it was very informative and engaging so we are pretty proud to say these apprentices are now much more asbestos & silica aware. All the best in your chosen profession from all at ACV/GARDS 👍😎
Managing Asbestos Risks during Bushfire Recovery – Information Sheet
Assess Control Assure acknowledges the challenges Australians have faced as a result of bushfires over the past few months, and extend their deepest sympathies to everyone impacted. With many people returning to effected communities to assess damage and many important priorities taking shape, the risk asbestos poses to health may by easily overlooked. They therefore offer this complimentary guidance on how to reduce potential health risks associated with fire-damaged asbestos.
Assess Assure Control are also offering a limited number of free ‘asbestos in bushfires’ information sessions along with respiratory and personal protective safety kits to communities that need it which will help to keep you safer around asbestos over the coming weeks and months.
If you need additional help or guidance you can call Assess Control Assure on (03) 9416 0774.
3rd Dec-ACV/GARDS girls were at Chisholm TAFE Dandenong campus today talking with some switched on apprentice plumbers about asbestos and where you might come across it in your work place and home environment – we also discussed imports and shared stories of work experiences about asbestos – great questions & conversation – you were all fantastic and really knew the issues about this carcinogen and how harmful it can be – all the best for the future guys – privilege to meet you – we hope the knowledge we have given you will help you into the future 🔩🤞😎
2nd Dec – the ACV/GARDS team attended Chisholm TAFE Berwick campus and delivered an asbestos awareness session to some bright apprentice plumbers who are now much more asbestos aware – great questions and enthusiastic participation – thank you guys for getting right into all the issues – we wish you all the best in your chosen career and hope the info we have shared with you will help you into the future 😎🔩🤞
29/11 – Our Asbestos Awareness Day event was held in the Morwell Rose Garden. The event highlighted asbestos issues from many different fronts by our wonderful speakers – the tag line was. “Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think” .
Speakers were, Maitea Lovric, Halil Ahmet, Jane Anderson, Nadine Medina and Steve Dodd. The Yallourn Madrigal Singers, Danny Boothman and Richard Harris entertained the crowd. The ecumenical service was conducted by Canon Jeff Richardson where we celebrated and recognised lives lost to this insidious carcinogen. Families of those who were suffering or those who had lost a loved one to this terrible carcinogen were shown how much those in the community cared.
Thank you so much to GTLC for providing a yummy BBQ lunch for all to enjoy!