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Asbestos Awareness

Duration

Half day

Summary

• Introduction to asbestos - nature and origin;
• Types of asbestos;
• Properties and benefits (use of asbestos);
• Health hazards;
• Possible locations of asbestos in buildings;
• Current legislation and guidance;
• Legal limitations on work liable to disturb asbestos;
• Working safely/dutyholders responsibilities;
• Safe working in areas where asbestos is present;
• Safe and correct use of RPE/PPE (personal protective equipment);
• Decontamination;
• Emergency procedures/accidental damage general procedures;
• Self-assessment test.

What You will Learn

• Appreciate recent developments in construction legislation accident causes, costs and reasons for prevention;
• Understand the legal system, relevant legislation, Approved Codes of Practice, Guidance Notes Codes of Practice and Case Law;
• Conduct risk assessments;
• Monitor health and safety performance;
• Understand best practice in the management of sub-contractors;
• Disseminate information to operatives and sub-contractors.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for and tailored to the requirements of skilled and semi-skilled workers, building contractors and developers who are involved in refurbishment, maintenance, repair and/or demolition.

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