Health And Safety Training | Asbestos Awareness
Title: Asbestos Awareness
Course Code: SSH02 | Duration: Half Day

Asbestos awareness training is essential for employees whose work holds the potential to expose them to asbestos. Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) puts a requirement on employers to ensure that their staff have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training so that they are aware of the potential dangers they may face and also the procedures they must follow in the event they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Compliance with CAR 2012 is now a legal requirement. Failure to comply can prevent gaining new contracts and may incur and a fine.

Who Should Attend Asbestos Awareness Training?

General Maintenance Staff
Electricians, Plumbers & Gas Fitters
Painters & Decorators
Construction & Demolition Workers
Joiners, Plasterers and Roofers
Computing & Ventilation Engineers
Architects & Building Surveyors
Fire & Burglar Alarm Installers

Benefits From Attending The Training

It is estimated that over two-million workplaces contain asbestos, which remains the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK. This course enables those responsible for the building, repair and maintenance of commercial properties to identify and deal with asbestos, and meet their legal ‘Duty to Manage’.

Course Content

Properties of asbestos and its effects on health
Types of products containing asbestos
How exposure can occur and preventative controls
Safe working practices and control measures
Emergency procedures
Appropriate PPE