Who should attend?
Any person that may come into contact with Asbestos during their normal working day by disturbing the fabric of a building, or other item which might contain asbestos. It will not prepare workers to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb asbestos-containing materials, further training will be required. Asbestos can often be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc).
Course Aims & Objectives
The purpose of this course is to give delegates an awareness of Asbestos and to show where this can be found.
By the end of the course delegates will:
- Understand the Health & Safety Regulations
- Understand why asbestos containing materials can be harmful and the need to treat them as a hazardous substance
- Be able to identify the different types of Asbestos
- Be able to show where Asbestos can be found
- Understand the measures needed to eliminate or reduce the risks from asbestos
- The properties of asbestos and its effects on health
- The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant
- The general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
- How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos
- Understanding the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Undertaking an Asbestos risk assessment
Certificates of attendance will be awarded to delegates upon completion of the course.
We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.
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