Asbestos Awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could expose them to asbestos i.e., all demolition, refurbishment workers, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of a building and ACMs may become exposed. Exemption from this requirement would only apply where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs.
This training will cover the following topics in appropriate detail, both by written and oral presentation, and by demonstration as necessary, as required by the New Approved Code of Practice “Work with Materials Containing Asbestos” and Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012:
(a) The properties and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for workers who smoke.
(b) The types, uses and likely occurrence and ACMs in buildings and plant.
(c) The general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, for example an uncontrolled release of dust into the workplace.
(d) How to avoid the risks, for example building work. No employee should carry out work which disturbs the fabric of a building unless the employer has confirmed that ACMs are not present.
This course gives delegates an understanding of survey information and how to use this information to develop a management plan. An overview of remediation, notification of works and the required documentation are covered.
The Asbestos Awareness course outline is:-
Introduction – what is it?
Types of survey and UKAS accreditation
Understanding reports and surveys
Regulation 4: The Duty to Manage
Types and uses in buildings and plant
How to avoid the risks from contaminated materials during building work
The current framework of legislation
Management in buildings
General procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency
When a licence is required