Asbestos Awareness

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Min/Max Delegates: 1 – 12
Duration: 1 Day
Accreditation: COTS Certificate

Subject & Learning Outcomes

This course will provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and information to understand the hazards associated with asbestos including: the precautions necessary to limit the effects of the materials on anyone likely to come into contact with asbestos, and; the law relating to the control of asbestos in the working environment. Participants will be able to comply with current legislation. This course is for those whose work may bring them into contact with asbestos products and who need to be able to recognise the risks and act accordingly

Training conditions are classroom based in which:

  • The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Course manuals, notepads, etc. are provided

Training/Assessment and Testing:

  • Candidates will be continuously assessed and will have to complete an end-of-course multiple-choice test.
  • Successful training and test outcomes from this training will result in an In-house certificate

Course content

  • Introduction and registration
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Asbestos legislative guidance and related legislation
  • Types and properties of asbestos Health effects of exposure to asbestos Uses and likely occurrences of asbestos
  • Identification and location of asbestos in buildings
  • Asbestos containing materials and products
  • Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises
  • Emergency and accident arrangements
  • Licensable work and notification requirements
  • Types of asbestos surveys Avoiding the risks from asbestos Asbestos risk assessments
  • Management control measures to prevent exposure and reduce exposure
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment Emergency procedures Decontamination procedures Waste handling
  • Medical examination Hygiene requirements
  • Control limits and air monitoring Theory Test
  • Feedback and close
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