Decon Systems Australia has announced a new training partnership with Biodec.
The Victoria registered training and consultancy firm, which specialises in meth contamination, has been in operation for 10 months in Australia, running meth testing and decontamination courses in all major cities, as well as awareness seminars for those in industries that are affected by meth contamination, such as real estate and insurance.
Biodec is a family-owned and operated business in New Zealand that has provided decontamination services to insurance companies and government agencies for more than seven years.
Decon Systems Australia director Isaac Southwell said a major benefit of the new partnership is the opportunity for Decon Systems’ delegates to train and learn under ‘live site’ conditions.
“This involves delegates learning and working under real job conditions,” said Southwell. “Biodec will lead these training sessions, taking our delegates through the practical elements of completing a mould remediation or drug lab decontamination job from end to end.
“Real jobs that present varying conditions and challenges requiring trainees to think on their feet. Such experience is invaluable and will ensure delegates are confident in their ability to apply newly learned skills and techniques in the field.
“Over the coming three months there will be a collaborative effort to enhance both the meth decontamination and mould remediation courses to embed this practical element. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Biodec and what it brings to the industries we train.”
Southwell said Biodec managing director Jason Pickering and his team bring a wealth of experience in the areas of mould remediation, drug lab decontamination and pathogenic risk management which will enable Decon Systems Australia to deliver a robust and realistic practical element to its current suite of courses.
“Jason Pickering and his team have built a strong reputation of integrity and work to the highest standard of care within the industries they operate, making them a trusted service provider to insurance companies and government agencies,” he said.
“Our partnership represents another step towards Decon Systems’ ongoing goal of continuous development, ensuring we deliver quality tailored courses that fulfil the needs and expectations of our delegates.”
Decon Systems Australia also recently secured the services of Paul Pritchard to deliver the IICRC WRT, CCT and UFT courses throughout Australia, with the first scheduled in Launceston, Tasmania in conjunction with TC Spec for early February 2019.
Pritchard has experience at all levels within the specialist cleaning and restoration industry, and more than 10 years’ experience providing training as an approved IICRC instructor for WRT, CCT & UFT Certification.
“This is a key first step towards our longer-term strategy around training capability in Australia, so we’re absolutely elated with this development,” said Southwell.