Asbestos Awareness Training Course

Our Asbestos Awareness Training course provides you with training on all the key aspects of asbestos and the rules, regulations and procedures that you need to adhere to for anyone who works with asbestos.

Our category 1 is a ½ day Asbestos Awareness Course includes the following subjects: Asbestos Awareness Training Course - Bluesky Group

  • Asbestos Awareness Training Course
  • Types and properties of asbestos
  • Health effects of exposure to asbestosUses and likely occurrences of asbestos
  • Identification and location of asbestos in buildings
  • Asbestos containing materials and products
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Asbestos legislative guidance and related legislation
  • Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises
  • Emergency and accident arrangementsAsbestos Awareness Training Course
  • Licensable work and notification requirements
  • Types of asbestos surveys
  • Avoiding the risks from asbestos
  • Asbestos risk assessments
  • Control measures to prevent exposure
  • Management actions to prevent and reduce exposure

Asbestos Awareness

This half day course provides delegates with detailed information on the regulations, how they can affectAsbestos Awareness routine day to day work, where asbestos materials can be found and the precautions necessary to minimise the chances of releasing fibres into the air where they can be breathed in.

For those with responsibilities for premises, the role of dutyholders is also examined, including the need for, and the importance of, reliable asbestos surveys.

Training for Work with Non-Licensable Asbestos

Under the regulations, certain materials that contain asbestos may be worked on or removed by individuals who are not licensed with the Health and Safety Executive.

These materials are hard bonded products where the asbestos fibres are trapped within the base material and are therefore unlikely to be released into the air.

They include:

  • asbestos cement;
  • vinyl (e.g. floor tiles);
  • bitumen and resins;
  • textured decorative coatings (e.g. Artex).

Anyone planning to work on these non-licensable asbestos materials must be trained to a higher standard, known as Level 2 training.

The Level 2 course covers Asbestos Awareness (as described above) followed by a more detailed examination of the procedures and equipment required for safe working.

Level 2 training means that a competent contractor can work on many asbestos materials without the need to employ a licensed asbestos specialist, thereby saving the client time and considerable expense.

Non-Licensed Asbestos Training

This course qualifies delegates to carry out work on certain bonded asbestos containing materials, including asbestos cement, vinyl, plastics, bitumen and Artex, following the requirements of ACOP L143 and the HSE Guidance publication “Asbestos Essentials”.

The morning session consists of the Awareness course, followed by a practical session in the afternoon.

Courses are held at your premises.

Asbestos Register

The asbestos risk register is a key component of the required plan on how you will manage any asbestos found, or presumed to be, in your buildings. This management plan must contain current information about the presence and condition of any asbestos in the building. The asbestos risk register will therefore need to be updated on a regular basis (at least once a year). To do this you should make:

  • regular inspections to check the current condition of asbestos materials
  • deletions to the register when any asbestos is removed
  • additions to the register when new areas are surveyed and asbestos is located
  • changes to the register (at any time asbestos-containing materials are found to have deteriorated)

Is asbestos training a legal responsibility?

The current Regulations place a legal duty on employers to provide information, instruction and training to any of their employees who are likely to be exposed to asbestos as part of their work.

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