Regulation 10 Information, instruction and training of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires the duty holder to ensure that asbestos awareness training is effectively communicated to persons likely to come into contact with asbestos.
Who comes into contact with Asbestos
General Maintenance Staff
Printers and Decorators
Heating and Ventilation Engineers
Fire and Burgular Alarm Installers
Architects, Building Surveyors
Safeline Enviromental can conduct Asbetos Awareness training consisting of half a day course covering the following aspects:
The properties of asbestos and it's effect on health.
The types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos and ACM's in buildings and plant.
General procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, for example an uncontrolled release of asbestos into the workplace.
How to avoid the risks from asbestos.
THE DANGERS OF ASBESTOS
Anyone who suspects that asbestos may be present in a building they live or work in needs to act as quickly as possible. Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material which, if damaged or disturbed, releases fibres which are small enough to be inhaled. Once in the lungs, these fibres can cause serious illnesses such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Every week in the UK 20 tradespeople die because they were exposed to asbestos in the past. In addition, 5000 or so individuals in the UK are killed by asbestos each year, significantly outnumbering those killed in road traffic accidents. Asbestos was added to over 3000 building materials and any building which was completed or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. Therefore, to prevent exposure it is essential that all asbestos containing materials are either managed, repaired or removed.