UKATA-accredited Asbestos Awareness Course
Duration: Half Day; 1pm – 5pm.
This course is accredited by the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).
Upon conclusion of the course, delegates should be able to:
-Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
-Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant;
-Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding;
-Where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work;
-What to do if suspicious materials are found;
-How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos;
-Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.
-Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
-Procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.