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Asbestos Awareness


The Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012)

With over 4000 people dying in the UK each year from asbestos, it’s vital that employees are able to both recognise materials with asbestos and avoid the corresponding risks of asbestos. It’s a legal requirement that all employers must give adequate information, instruction and training to all employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.

About Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, or put simply, asbestos is a fluffy rock!

Every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related disease. If you carry out work on a building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000, you could have been exposed to asbestos, without even knowing it.

Examples of those affected are listed below. There will be other occupations where asbestos may be disturbed in addition to those listed.

  • General maintenance workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Roofers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Fire/burglar alarm installers
  • Computer and data installers
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors

F1 Training services UK Ltd can provide asbestos awareness training either in your workplace, or at our venues in Aberdeen or Dundee. Training is over three hours and gives information, instruction and training about asbestos covering topics such as :

The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke

  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant
  • The general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos

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Who should attend this training?

All workers who are liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work should be trained so that they can recognise asbestos containing material and know what to do if they come across it

Course cost £159 + vat per person.

Certification - certificate issued on successful completion of the course. 

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