More people die from Asbestos related diseases than are killed on the road each year.
Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2006 states that ‘Those persons who are liable to be exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out their normal everyday work should undergo Asbestos Awareness Training’.
KITS half day Asbestos Awareness Training course is designed for those who need an understanding of asbestos and its potential risks. Delegates who are responsible for the repair and maintenance of commercial property will be able to identify and deal with asbestos, and meet their legal ‘duty to manage’. Exemption from this requirement for training, only applies when it can be demonstrated that the working environment is free from all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
Those people at risk include; general maintenance staff, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters etc., caretakers, roofers and scaffolders, shop fitters, telecom engineers, computer engineers, building surveyors, fire and burglar alarm installers, construction workers, heating and ventilation engineers.
It is estimated that circa two million work places contain asbestos, which remains the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK.
The Asbestos Awareness Training course covers:
- What is asbestos?
- Health hazards of asbestos
- Asbestos in buildings
- Asbestos legislation
- What do you do if you think asbestos is present
- Asbestos waste
- Emergency procedures