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Asbestos Awareness Training Course with MSAFE

Understanding the dangers associated with Asbestos

Asbestos is the greatest cause of most work related deaths, with over 4,500 deaths per year in the UK. Many of these fatalities are people who have been historically exposed to asbestos before the dangers associated with the substance were known.

Despite improved knowledge, there remains numerous easily avoidable cases each year where people unknowingly disturb asbestos and breath in the dangerous fibres - plumbers, electricians and IT installers are amongst the group of people most at risk.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations it is a legal requirement for employers to ensure any staff potentially exposed to asbestos as part of their work have undergone adequate training.

MSAFE has developed a 3 hour 'face to face' course that will equip attendees to understand how to identify suspected asbestos, the dangers associated with disturbing it, and what to do if asbestos is discovered or disturbed. The training meets the requirements set out under the Control of Asbestos Regulations.

Course Outline

  • Historical uses of asbestos
  • What is asbestos?
  • Why was asbestos used?
  • Why asbestos is a problem
  • Are you at risk?
  • Employers and building owners legal duties
  • What are the dangers?
  • Types and locations of ACM’s within buildings
  • What to do in an emergency

Client-specific requests

  • Information on the management process and procedures to ensure the client fully understands Duty to Manage Asbestos
  • Procedure/ how to maintain and keep the asbestos register up to date
  • How to identify any new asbestos risks / problems
  • How to comply with the Duty to Manage Asbestos in non-domestic premises

Course objectives

  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos
  • Have increased awareness of the increased risk of smoking and exposure to asbestos
  • Have increased awareness of the types, uses and locations of asbestos in buildings
  • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
  • Know where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work
  • Know where to seek advice on asbestos risks from employers and clients
  • Have an awareness of legislation in relation to health and safety and asbestos in particular
  • Identify procedures to be followed in the event of accidental or discovery of damaged asbestos
  • Know when they are at increased risk when working in buildings
  • Understand the importance of training in relation to working with asbestos
  • Understand responsibilities under the Control of Asbestos Regulations and Duty to Manage Asbestos

Contact MSAFE

To find out more about our training courses, please contact us on 0333 8000 700 or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss further.

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