UA SafeState Hands-on Training Facility

Our hands-on training and assessment activities are conducted in our hands-on training classroom in the University of Alabama’s Tom Bevill Energy, Mineral, and Materials Science Research Building.  We have direct access to our training room, Room 9.  It is approximately 2000 square feet and is comprised of three main areas:  a classroom with tables and chairs for 24 students; our asbestos and lead-based paint abatement training models, used in our abatement classes; and hands-on equipment storage.

Our asbestos model is shaped like a cube, about 10 feet long by 10 feet wide by 8 feet tall.

It is of pipe construction and simulates piping insulated with asbestos.  Think of the tinker toy set you had as a child.  Our classes use this model during our “glove bag removal” hands-on exercise.

Our lead-based paint model is approximately 18 feet long and 16 feet wide.  It consists of 8 foot tall walls and includes a door unit, two window units, and ceilings.  The walls are of frame construction with painted gypsum on the “inside” and painted wall board on the “outside”.   We use this model during our “containment and removal” hands-on exercise.

Clean rest rooms are available for men and women.  Liquid refreshments are provided for the students to encourage hydration during the hands-on exercises.  We shuttle students to and from this facility in a University van.

hands-on training classroom

                             Hands-on training classroom

Hands-on training equipment

                             Hands-on training models