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Health and safety training including construction, fire safety and environmental courses. Fully accredited by NEBOSH, IOSH, City and Guilds and ConstructionSkills

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) can contain asbestos.


The Asbestos Awareness course will cover relevant issues in relation to asbestos including:-


  • Introduction to asbestos - nature, origin and use
  • Types of asbestos
  • Health hazards
  • Current legislation and guidance
  • Legal limitations on work liable to disturb asbestos
  • Working safely/duty holders responsibilities
  • Safe working in areas where asbestos is present
  • Emergency procedures/accidental damage/general procedures
  • Safe and correct use of RPE/PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Decontamination
  • Disposal of asbestos waste

  • NOTE: The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed as an awareness session for those workers who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work, or those duty holders requiring a basic overview. It is not intended and is not suitable for those working on asbestos removal.


    Who Should Attend?

    This course is intended for people whose work may bring them into contact with asbestos, from shop fitters to electricians, from plumbers to decorators. It is also suitable for duty holders looking to gain a basic overview of their asbestos responsibilities.


    Course Material

    Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist delegates. The Asbestos Awareness course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.


    Course Tutor

    Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in managing asbestos related risks. All consultants are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).


    Course Duration

    The Asbestos Awareness course is delivered over half a day.


    Certification

    Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course. A short written assessment is undertaken at the end of the course which delegates must successfully complete to be certificated.


    Scheduled Courses

    Unfortunately this course is not currently scheduled as an open course, as it is primarily run as an in-house course for a number of your employees. If you have a need for this course, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online as we may be able to schedule it for you, or run it in-house at your premises.

    In-house and Bespoke Courses


    This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.


    For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options available to you, or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.


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