Asbestos Awareness Training Course
New research conducted by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that around 5,000 people die every year in the UK from asbestos caused cancers, which can develop decades after exposure. An estimated 20 tradespeople die each week as a result of previous exposure.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. The fibres are highly toxic. However, we were not always aware of this. Asbestos was often used in building construction for insulation, flooring and roofing and sprayed on ceilings and walls. It is common for buildings that were constructed before 2000 to still have traces of asbestos in them.
Asbestos is now banned from the UK and many other countries. However, those who may have worked with the material in the past are at risk of becoming very ill even if they have not been in contact for years and years.
The control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders. The regulations cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulation 10 states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instructions and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.
Workers who may be exposed to asbestos include but are not limited to:
- • Maintenance staff
- • Electricians
- • Construction workers
- • Heating engineers
- • Decorators/plasterers
- • Gas fitters
- • Demolition workers
Asbestos Awareness Training Course In Ellesmere Port
Our Asbestos Awareness training course in Ellesmere Port has been designed to raise awareness of the dangers of being exposed to asbestos and will cover topics such as relevant legislation, hazards of exposure, risk assessment and reduction and key responsibilities of each individual.
Course content includes:
- • Health effects
- • Typical asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
- • Typical locations of ACM within buildings
- • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- • What to do if you suspect or disturb asbestos
Please be aware that attending this course does not enable you to work with or remove asbestos.
Get In Touch
Interested in undertaking one of our Asbestos Awareness training courses in Ellesmere Port? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We run regular Asbestos Awareness courses in Ellesmere Port and Cheshire.