Asbestos Awareness

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Asbestos Awareness

Course Overview: 

Introduction This syllabus sets out the guidance issued by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) for the provision of asbestos awareness training as contained within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR). The document provides the syllabus for the training along with guidance on the minimum content of all courses. Trainers can offer bespoke or tailored training for the remainder of any training session but the core content MUST be adhered to. Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during their work. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs. Asbestos awareness training is not training to work with any forms of asbestos. It is likely to form the first part of training for work with asbestos, but on its own it is does not meet the legal requirements laid down under CAR. Purpose The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 10 requires every employer to ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to their employees who are or who are liable to be exposed to asbestos, or who supervise such employees. This syllabus is concerned only with Asbestos Awareness Training as per paragraphs 232 and 233 of the associated Approved Code of Practice and shall be defined as Category ‘A’ Asbestos Awareness Training. This syllabus will assist employers in meeting this requirement by explaining the properties of asbestos and its effects on the health of individuals, the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant, the general procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency and how to avoid the risks from ACMs. Course Objective To provide awareness and develop the knowledge amongst employees as regards the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACM’s). The course further gives an overview of the legislative measures in place to permit employees to safeguard themselves and others affected by work activities.

Entry Requirements: 

Delegates should be familiar with existing HSE guidance for Asbestos

Course Delivery: 

Asbestos Awareness is a half day
     The course is delivered on a BESPOKE basis only to organisations and requires a group booking of  approximately 8 learners for a fee of £50 pp vat exempt .
(Delivery can be at the college or your own premises)

Additional Information: 

Learning Objectives On successful completion of this 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 ACM’s and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

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