Asbestos Awareness Training


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Aims

Specific training in Management of Asbestos Risk, responsibilities of the dutyholder and surveying, inspection and removal options. To provide an awareness and knowledge of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within the everyday working environment and to provide an overview of the legislative measures in place to safeguard workers and others affected by work activities.

Objectives

  • Quantify legislation
  • Understand the responsibilities
  • Comprehend the health effects
  • Identify typical locations where asbestos may be present (buildings & plant)
  • Avoid disturbing asbestos unknowingly
  • Prevent any exposure to asbestos
  • Safely manage asbestos

Content

  • Asbestos and it’s applications
    • What is asbestos?
    • Health effects
    • Typical Locations
  • Quantify legislation and Approved Codes of Practice
    • Control of Asbestos Regulation 4 “The Duty to Manage”
    • HSE publications and general legal guidance
    • Employers and Employees responsibilities
  • Managing Asbestos
    • Asbestos Surveying
    • Asbestos policies and company procedures
    • Routine monitoring of ACM’s (reinspections)
    • Licensed and non licensed removal works
    • Public relations and client expectations
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Normal Lung
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Heavy exposure to asbestos
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Lung cancer
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Mesothelioma

Source: HSE