Who is Asbestos Awareness for?
The course is designed for people who undertake construction activities and need an understanding of the possible location of asbestos-based products and what action to take in the event of their discovery. Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training so that they can work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others.
What type of information, instruction and training is necessary?
Workers and supervisors must be able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others.
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.
Course Aims and Objectives
To provide candidates with the skills to identify the possible location of asbestos together with knowledge of the relevant legislation applicable.
- The History of Asbestos, uses, properties
- Health Hazards and risks
- Recognition of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s)
- Where Asbestos may be found
- Control Limits
- PPE & RPE
- Emergency Decontamination Procedures
This course has a maximum number of 12 participants per course.
The course is run over 4 hours and CPD accredited.
The course cost is £60 + vat per candidate