Asbestos Safety Awareness

Suitable for -

All personnel who may come into contact with Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s), including (but not limited to): construction workers, building maintenance workers, demolition workers , electricians, gas fitters, heating and ventilating engineers, joiners & plumbers.

The aim of the course is -

This course is designed to provide candidates with an awareness of likely sources of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s), sufficient knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with working with Asbestos-Related Products and also to provide them with a knowledge and understanding of current relevant legislation.

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Course Content

  • The Law – Regulations, Legislation & Legal Responsibilities
  • Asbestos – What is Asbestos? – Asbestos Types, Structure & Terminology
  • Properties of Asbestos – Why was Asbestos used? Discussing the industrial properties that made Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s) so popular in the UK.
  • Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s) – Where can Asbestos be found and how can we recognise it? A discussion around likely sources of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s) and the daily duties carried out by candidates.
  • Hazards and Risks – What harm Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s) can cause and how it causes harm.
  • Safety & Control Measures – Safe Working Practices for dealing with Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s). Group discussion on task management, safety protocols, handling, storage and transportation of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s).

The course is a mixture of presentations, DVD’s produced by HSE & CITB ConstructionSkills and group discussions around the asbestos essentials.

Course Objectives -

On successful completion of this course, candidates will have an understanding of current relevant legislation and the control measures essential to ensure safe systems of work whilst working with Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s).

Venue - Either on-site at clients’ premises or at ITS Training Centre

Duration - Half Day

Candidate Numbers - Up to 10 per course

Certification - ITS Certification

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