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Asbestos Awareness – Using Video Technology

Who is this course for?

This basic working with Asbestos safety training course is specifically designed for anyone whose job may put them at risk from coming into contact with asbestos during the course of their work and which involves them using all necessary precautions and equipment to avoid working with asbestos containing materials [ACM].It can be attended from anywhere in the world.

IMPORTANT: This course does not train you to carry out any unlicensed, unlicensed notifiable work or licensed work on asbestos. You will need specific training for this.

Virtual/Remote Training Information

* To attend the course delegates must have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone that uses a microphone and webcam.
* Connection quality is the responsibility of the delegate. If you have any issues connecting to zoom or other specified virtual meeting platform please visit their System Requirements.
* You will be required to login before the course start time. Late arrivals may not be able to attend.
* You will be asked to present your photographic ID over webcam on the course.
* We will explain, during the course, the arrangements for your end of course examination or test.
* IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is possible to attend this remote delivery course during COVID-19 from home or your workplace.

What are the objectives of the course?

The aim of this course is to keep it simple and real, whilst all the key subject areas are covered of how to avoid working with asbestos.

This course can also benefit the supervisor/manager responsible for those working in the construction and maintenance industry and looking for a basic understanding to better appreciate when to “stop the job” if suspected ACM’s are found.

Course Content

A half day course, covering:

* Types and uses of asbestos within domestic and industrial buildings and installations
* Health effects
* How to identify asbestos
* Documentation and legislation requirements
* Question paper
* Dealing with Asbestos

On locating asbestos containing material, what are your options? More often than not, asbestos can be managed and not removed. Simply by making people aware of its presence is the first step in ensuring that employees or tradesmen do not inadvertently release asbestos fibres into the air when they work.
It is particularly relevant for workings whose daily activities can bring them into contact with asbestos containing materials, and a potential fibre release.
Examples are:

* Artex
* Insulation
* Pipe lagging
* Ceiling & floor files
* Concrete roofing
* Plaster
* Paper
* Roofing felts
* Gaskets & ropes
* Guttering/down pipes
* Fire doors