Asbestos Awareness Training
Asbestos is a seriously dangerous substance with great risks and hazards to the workers. It is basically a soft mineral rock containing tiny fibres which releases into the air when these materials are cut, drilled or sawn. When inhaled, these fibres can make their way into the lungs and cause serious diseases.
In the UK alone, asbestos causes around 4000 deaths each year. Moreover, around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of previous exposure. Although the use of asbestos is banned in the UK, it had been used in the past and is therefore lurking around in old building and construction sites.
Who Is At Risk Most
Asbestos was used in thousands of commercial and industrial products. Its property of durability made it desirable for manufacturers. Workers in shipbuilding, commercial manufacturing, power plants and construction are at most risk of inhaling this deadly substance. Electricians, plumbers, maintenance workers, computer installers, carpenters and painters must all be careful while working.
The safety rules and regulations of the Government ensure complete security for workers who could possibly be exposed to asbestos. It is mandatory for employers to make sure that their workers have asbestos awareness training so that they can safely carry out their duties. This training programme is specifically designed to educate workers about asbestos and its potential risks.
What to Expect From This Training Programme
The aim of this course is to provide complete awareness to participants regarding asbestos. With this, we hope to achieve the highest level of safety and compliance of environmental standards. Let us take a look at some aspects of what this course will cover:
Introduction to Asbestos
Our expert trainers will give you their complete insights into the topic. You will have a very thorough and rigorous understanding of asbestos after the course is completed.
You will be informed about the latest government laws and regulations regarding the health and safety of workers, including The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Risk Measurement and Assessment
The participants will be able to identify the potential hazards. They will be able to evaluate risks to protect themselves better.
About Asbestos Containing Materials
All the relevant information regarding the materials that contain asbestos will be conveyed. This will ensure that you have a better understanding of asbestos when you go to work next time.
Lastly, our instructors will teach you emergency measures in case of asbestos leak. By the end of this course, you will know what safety measures to take after somebody is exposed to asbestos.