Asbestos Awareness

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Asbestos Awareness

The Programme

Asbestos Awareness is designed as a BOHS Approved course providing basic knowledge and understanding of the risks from asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and how these can be minimised.

Course aims

Provide an appreciation of the health risks associated with asbestos and the importance of preventing and controlling exposure;
Give a clear understanding of everybody's roles and responsibilities concerning the management of asbestos¿containing materials (ACMs). This will include employers, employees, safety representatives etc;
Provide an overview of the main elements of the Duty to Manage Asbestos and what constitutes an Asbestos …

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Asbestos Awareness

The Programme

Asbestos Awareness is designed as a BOHS Approved course providing basic knowledge and understanding of the risks from asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and how these can be minimised.

Course aims

Provide an appreciation of the health risks associated with asbestos and the importance of preventing and controlling exposure;
Give a clear understanding of everybody's roles and responsibilities concerning the management of asbestos¿containing materials (ACMs). This will include employers, employees, safety representatives etc;
Provide an overview of the main elements of the Duty to Manage Asbestos and what constitutes an Asbestos Management Plan;
Give delegates the confidence to deal with surveyors, consultants and licensed asbestos removal contractors.


Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations places a duty on employers to ensure that any employee who is liable to be exposed to asbestos receives adequate training. It is a legal requirement from the HSE that anyone working on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000 should receive training, as Asbestos could be present.

The training is designed for delegates working in construction, facilities and maintenance industries. The syllabus covers the following topics:
What is asbestos?
The health effects of asbestos
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
Asbestos in buildings
Current legislation
The asbestos removal process
Safe working practices
Control measures and protective equipment

It is estimated that over two million workplaces contain asbestos, which remains the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK. Each week approximately 20 tradesmen die from this hidden killer.

The course will provide an overview of the legislative measures in place to safeguard individuals and others affected by work activities. Upon successful completion of this course candidates shall receive a certificate.

Costs

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NB: A ConstructionSkills' grant may be available to companies 'in scope', please enquire for details.

Venue

  • Brannams Campus
  • Barnstaple Campus
  • Your Workplace
  • Tiverton Campus

Dates

Weekly on a Monday afternoon at Barnstaple Campus and subject to demand at Tiverton Campus. Bespoke courses are available on request. This course can also be delivered in the employers own workplace at a group rate. Please enquire for details on 01271 852358

Length of Study

Half a day.

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