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Asbestos Awareness Training

Course Length

Half day

Overview
  • Each year approximately 4,000 deaths make asbestos a bigger killer than road accidents - HSE figures
  • Asbestos could be contained, possibly hidden in any property built or refurbished before 2000
  • Those at risk include:
    • Heating and ventilation engineers
    • Demolition workers
    • Carpenters and joiners
    • Plumbers
    • Roofing contractors
    • Painters and decorators
    • Plasterers
    • Construction workers
    • Fire and burglar alarm installers
    • Shop fitters
    • Gas fitters
    • Computer installers
    • General maintenance staff eg caretakers
    • Telecommunications engineers
    • Building surveyors
    • Cable layers
    • Electricians
  • According to the HSE on average each week
    • 4 plumbers die
    • 20 tradesmen die
    • 6 electricians die
    • 8 joiners die
    from the effects of being exposed to asbestos
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work

Course Content
  • Definition and properties of asbestos
  • Historical use of asbestos
  • Health hazards of asbestos
  • Types of asbestos
  • Typical locations for asbestos in buildings
  • Avoiding risks from asbestos
  • Outline of legislation relating to asbestos

For further information about working with asbestos see the HSE website:

www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/index.htm