he key point here is AWARENESS.
We often think we know all the facts when we don’t.
We are often complacent, ignorant of the facts or sometimes…. simply need reminding?
The danger of working where Asbestos may be present is increased by the following:
You often cannot detect its presence by sight.
It is present in fixtures and fittings and a bewildering variety of settings.
The nature of the work carried out by trades people
If you inhale Asbestos fibres, you may not fall ill for a number of years.
SBESTOS AWARENESS COMES THROUGH TRAINING.
There are 3 main levels of Asbestos training and instruction. These are as follows:
Non-licensable work with asbestos including NNLW
Licensable work with asbestos.
Let’s begin with level one – Asbestos awareness.
According to HSE, any awareness training for Asbestos should cover the following key issues:
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.
How Can I access This Type of Training?
There are various training companies who cover Asbestos awareness. They can carry out this training online or in person.
Green Hat offers an online solution that has proved to be a popular choice for busy people and companies in the construction industry.