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Moulds and fungi are found in nature and are necessary for the breakdown of leaves, wood, and other plant debris. These micro-organisms can enter a building directly, or by their spores being carried in by the air. In a home or building, moulds and fungi are usually found growing on wood, drywall (plaster/gypsum/Sheetrock®), upholstery, fabric, wallpaper, drapery, ceiling tiles, and carpeting.
The key factor is moisture because moulds and fungi need it to grow. As a result, moulds and fungi are most often found in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.
In modern buildings, moisture may be present as the result of:
- Leaks in the roof/basement or plumbing
- Sealed buildings that do not allow excess moisture to escape
- Sources such as cooking facilities, showers, bathtubs, etc.
- Excess humidity
* In this training, the term mould will be used to mean any form of mould (mold), mildew, yeasts, and fungi.
By the end of the program learners will understand:
- Introduction to mould biology
- Common causes of mould growth in buildings
- Health effects of exposure to indoor mould growth
- Regulations and guidelines for mould assessment and control
- Testing methods and interpretation
- Mould remediation procedures
- Preventing mould growth in buildings
Workers working in and around mould in workplaces. Supervisors, lead hands, and managers in any workplace.