UKATA Asbestos Awareness (Cat A)

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Duration

Half day

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Group Size

Maximum of 12 learners

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Who should attend

Required by all persons who wish to work on the fabric of any premises built before the year 2000. Persons such as managers, supervisors, tradesmen, and maintenance workers.

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Course aims

This course covers all you need to know on how to be asbestos aware, including the history, properties, and uses of asbestos along with the health effects from exposure and more importantly the know how to avoid the risks. It also provides an overview of the current requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations and how to comply.

Course Objectives:

 

  • Have an increased awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant;
  • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding;
  • Where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work;
  • What to do if suspicious materials are found;
  • How to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos;
  • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others.
  • Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACM’s and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.

Course Outline:

  • Outline the properties, risks and its effects on health of asbestos exposure.
  • Have a general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant and be in a position to.
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos.
  • Outline of legislation relating to asbestos.
  • Outline the properties, risks and its effects on health of asbestos exposure.
  • Have a general knowledge of the types, uses associated risks and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant, by understanding.

Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of the course assessment the learners will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.