This Asbestos Awareness training course is for anyone who works with, or might potentially come into contact with asbestos at work. It looks at what asbestos is, where it might be found, and what it’s used for; it considers some of the major diseases associated with working with asbestos and the effects they have on the human body; and it covers what you should do if you are ever accidentally exposed.
In the UK alone, the HSE puts the number of asbestos-related deaths at around 5,000 per year
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
In section 1, we look at the three major types of asbestos – chrysotile, crocidolite and amosite, looking at their structure, how they were used, why they were used and why they are such a health risk. We cover the four major diseases caused by asbestos – asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
In this section we look at the Law, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the legal requirement to have up-to-date information on the location and condition of any asbestos in a building before any work is started. We use an interactive building – so users can click to see how asbestos may have been used in each area.
Here we look at the procedures that should be followed if you should unexpectedly discover or disturb asbestos. We use step-by-step guidance and include the requirement to keep a record of any incidents. We also highlight the need to practice emergency procedures.
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their staff know where asbestos and related materials are likely to be found, how to avoid the risk of exposure and to provide the necessary protective equipment to keep them safe.
This high-quality Asbestos Awareness training course teaches you all you need to know about basic asbestos awareness.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of natural minerals which have been used for centuries. Valued for its durability and heat resistance, asbestos was often used as insulation in buildings, as flooring and roofing, and sprayed onto ceilings and walls. However, when broken down into tiny fibres and breathed in, it can lead to a host of life-threatening diseases – including asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.
In 1999, Asbestos was fully banned from use in the UK. However, despite this, it’s still responsible for over 5000 deaths every year. Many buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still have asbestos in them, meaning that it’s absolutely crucial that anyone who might be exposed – such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and builders – must have asbestos awareness training.
This Asbestos Awareness training provides you with everything you need to know about the basics of asbestos safety awareness, and it does so in a concise, easily understood, and engaging format. However, please note – only HSE licensed contractors can test for and remove asbestos!
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