Environmental Awareness

Learning Objectives

Over the years the dangers and negative health effects associated with mould and materials containing such things as asbestos and lead have heightened our awareness and the need to manage these contaminates conscientiously in the claims we work on. This course gives an overview of knowledge when facing situations that may include these contaminates in the restoration process.

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing, “people should not live in mouldy houses” so the prevention and effective remediation of this environmental concern must be taken seriously. Also, buildings constructed prior to 1990 have a greater risk of containing building materials that include hazardous materials and restoration staff and technicians need to be aware of it.

This course will be of value to Disaster Restoration and Remediation Techs, Estimators, Project Managers, and others involved in disaster restoration.

We discuss aspects associated with this type of work, such as:

  • What contributes to the growth of mould and how it can be prevented
  • Why is a trained water damage remediation contractor so important
  • Where and in what materials are lead and asbestos found
  • What is the procedure when hazardous materials are suspect
  • How is it effectively and efficiently remediated while reducing risk of liability
  • We discuss effective communication and realistic timeline expectations
  • Overview of expenses associated when encountering these types of jobs

Understanding and expertise are essential in identifying and reducing the risk and liability associated with restoration when these environmental concerns are present or suspect.

Prerequisite Training required: None required

Training Time: This is a half-day course; 3.5 hours

Note: Retail per attendee $750 which also includes any course handouts. To qualify for IICRC 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, that the IICRC may require at time of students IICRC renewal.

About your Instructor:

Art Johnson

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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