Why is Asbestos a Problem?
Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK, responsible for at least 4500 deaths every year. Although the use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, many existing older buildings still contain asbestos containing materials (ACMs).
ACMs which are sealed and in good condition, do not pose a risk to health. However, when ACMs are disturbed, damaged or in poor condition, they can release airborne asbestos fibres. When asbestos fibres are inhaled they can lead to a number of serious and potentially fatal diseases.
Those at greatest risk will be electricians, plumbers and other building maintenance workers, who may disturb ACMs during the course of their work. It is important the building workers know the risks and how to avoid exposure.
Asbestos Awareness: Course duration 3.5 hours Scheduled courses at regional training venues and bespoke courses at clients own premises. The course is compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations and is assessment based. Successful candidates are awarded a Certificate of Asbestos Awareness.
Non-licensed Asbestos Training for the building maintenance trades: Course duration 1 day Aimed at building maintenance workers, the course includes the steps taken to avoid exposure to asbestos, practical training in the correct choice and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), safe working procedures, control measures, personal decontamination, waste handling, transportation and disposal. Assessment based, successful candidates are awarded a Certificate: Non Licensed Work with Asbestos .