Do you know…
Over 5,000 people die every year (in Scotland, England and Wales) as a result of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is an extremely emotive and dangerous carcinogen. Around 3,000 products used to be manufactured containing asbestos fibres and it was only finally banned in 1999.
Projected fatalities are set to peak in 2020
as a result of lack of awareness and lack of protection against its deadly effects. After the nuclear industry, it is the second-most regulated industry in the UK with good reason as asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths.
One of the main concerns to the Health & Safety Executive is the exposure of non-asbestos workers to asbestos fibres in the course of their work in construction or construction-related trades. Those legally requiring asbestos awareness training include general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters and decorators, joiners, plasterers, construction workers, demolition workers, roofers, heating and ventilation engineers, security system installers, shop fitters etc. The legal requirement also extends to professional services who may supervise or manage construction projects, such as architects, building surveyors and engineers.
We can tailor training sessions to your requirements, depending on the type of work you or your organisation undertakes
In general, the course is geared towards sub-contractors and small works trades. The awareness training course delivers a basic introduction to where asbestos materials are found and equips delegates to enable them to work safely and prevent any unnecessary exposure to asbestos fibres.
- Asbestos and its uses
- Health effects of asbestos exposure
- Asbestos in Buildings
- Asbestos Legislation
- Asbestos Surveys and Management of ACMs
Asbestos Awareness Training
if you are looking for advice or to arrange a training course
If you suspect you have uncovered materials that may contain asbestos,
CALL our emergency service line 01355 222525.
We will endeavour to provide a same day sample collection service, where possible.