Asbestos Awareness Course

Asbestos Awareness Training Course

Asbestos awareness training is required for employees that could foreseeably be exposed to asbestos. A focus should be given to any demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance or allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during this work. 

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    What You Will Learn

    On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
    • Show an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and it’s effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke.
    • Show you are familiar with types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant
    • Demonstrate that you know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding;
    1. 1
      How to get information on asbestos in premises prior to starting work
    2. 2
      What to do if you find any suspicious materials
    3. 3
      How to take sufficient workplace precautions, including risk assessments, or how to seek advice on workplace precautions regarding the risks of asbestos
    4. 4
      How to work in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the general legislation in relation to health and safety and asbestos in particular.
    • Understand the procedures that need to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACM’s and an understanding of emergency arrangements.

    Course Content

    After completing this course you will understand:
    • History of asbestos
    • Types of asbestos
    • Health hazards associated with asbestos
    • Products & Materials
    • Duty to manage - CAWR 2006
    • Asbestos - management options

    How Long Does The Course Take?

    This is a 1/2 day course

    Assessment & Certification

    You will need to sit a short written test. On successful completion you will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Who Is This Course For?

    Asbestos awareness training is required for people who could be exposed to asbestos containing materials during their working activities and also those that supervise their work activities.

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