Asbestos Awareness Course

asbestos awareness course

Asbestos Awareness Course

Asbestos Awareness Half Day Course –  4 hours

Employers have a legal duty to provide information instruction and training to any employee who could be exposed to asbestos or asbestos containing materials during the course of their normal work activities.

Information, instruction and training for asbestos awareness is intended to give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos during any normal work which could disturb the fabric of a building, or other item which might contain asbestos. It will not prepare workers, or self-employed contractors, to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb ACMs, further information, instruction and training will be needed.

The course will cover:

• The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke

• The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant

• The general procedures to deal with an emergency, eg an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace

• How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos

The course will include a short test to confirm knowledge and HSE guidance hand outs.

Asbestos Awareness training can be tailored to your industry.

The cost for the above training would be £48.00 INC VAT per candidate.