Abatement 101

Learning Objectives

From the novice in the Restoration Industry, Technicians, Project Managers, PMA’s, office staff, Business Development, or anyone needing an overview or update of the industry and what is involved, this course gives an overview of most perils and how they are dealt with by the restoration professional. This course will also benefit those that manage condominiums or multi-family structures or insure them.

This course will assist in clarifying the requirements associated with the proper handling of hazardous materials such as Asbestos, Lead, PCB’s, etc. Many buildings that suffer losses such as fires and water damage, or other types of regular maintenance that require cutting out old drywall, taking up and removing old flooring materials or even replacing an antiquated boiler system may expose materials that have to be handled and/or remediated in a specialized manner.

In times past the best products incorporated in building materials utilized asbestos for heat and bonding effectiveness, lead in paint to prevent moisture from penetrating structural materials, etc. We also come across mould and other surprises as we open up walls, ceilings or remove flooring and other substrates. As time went by it was determined that many of the products or conditions were severe health hazards which could have prolonged effects. This overview training will help increase your awareness of these potential situations.

Today it is important to determine where these products may be present in buildings and to know and be confident that they are being addressed properly when the need arises to disturb them. This course will address those issues and assist in protecting the liability of those responsible for their location, proper removal, handling, and disposal.

This course will appeal to:

This course will be of value to Disaster Restoration and Remediation Techs, Estimators, Project Managers, and others involved in disaster restoration. Also, Insurance professionals, Maintenance Professions, Home / Commercial Condo and Strata Association members, or even independent Condominium Owners may find this of interest as well.

We discuss aspects associated while doing various type’s of work, such as:

  • Water and Flood damage
  • Fire / Smoke
  • Odour
  • Trauma
  • Meth / Grow Ops
  • Vandalism
  • Mould / Asbestos
  • Contents

It is important that anyone dealing with hazardous materials be informed and aware of the liability associated these and be confident that they are dealt with according to municipal, provincial and federal guidelines.

Delivering restoration and remediation services properly has to be done with trained Techs and Project Managers and Estimators. But understanding the concerns and language of insurance brokers, agents and adjusters is vital while servicing our customers in a time of need. Phrases like Cause of Loss, Subrogation, ACV, Business Interruption and others are reviewed as to give participants an overview of some common terms they will hear while doing restoration and remediation work.

Prerequisite Training required: None required

Training Time: This is a half-day course; 3.0 hours and is available to be delivered via live training (either via Zoom or in-person if conditions permit) and soon to be available as a pre-recorded course.

Note: Retail per attendee $900 which also includes any course handouts. To qualify for possible CEC credits, students must complete the sign-in and sign- out sheets provided and keep the Certificate of Attendance that will be given for proof of training. Various provincial Insurance Associations recognize this course for Continuing Education Credits. The IICRC approval is pending for CEC recognition.

About your Instructor:

Art Johnson CR, WLS, CLS, started in the Restoration industry in1988. He went from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of one of western Canada’s largest, independently owned, full service restoration companys. Basically he went from a one-man tech to Senior Operations Manager and Trainer.

Art is a Certified Restorer (CR), a Water Loss Specialist (WLS), a Contents Loss Specialist (CLS), an IICRC Master Restorer and Cleaner, and a Certified Value Builder. Art has proudly served on, and for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA.

He is the proud recipient of the RIA 2011 Industry recognized, Martin L. King award for outstanding service to the industry.

Art has extensive training and experience in all aspects of the restoration industry and is passionate about training and helping others transform their business to obtain their goals.

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