Asbestos Awareness Training Course

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Introduction
Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Health and Safety courses, including this Asbestos Awareness training course. We specialise in providing on-site training for this classroom based course.

Aims and Objectives
This course is designed to increase peoples awareness of asbestos and to be able to identify it in the workplace or work environment and the correct procedures to follow upon the location of Asbestos.

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Who should attend?
● Flooring contractors
● Window fitters
● Housing associations and property care personnel
● Local authorities – educational and council
● Local authority fire service operational personnel
● Managers and auditing personnel
● Maintenance workers and building
● Work with asbestos cement (AC)
● Work with asbestos insulating board (AIB)

Legality
Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. This is why it is important that you protect yourself now.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012, updating all previous asbestos regulations.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that “Workers and supervisors must be able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others.

There are three main levels of information, instruction and training. These relate to:
● Asbestos awareness
● Non-licensable work with asbestos including NNLW
● Licensable work with asbestos.
Attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing and consolidating skills learnt during training, on-the-job learning, instruction and assessment. It is important that the level of information, instruction and training is appropriate for the work and the roles undertaken by each worker (and supervisor). “

Course Duration
The Asbestos Awareness training course ratios are
6 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day

Course Content
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
● Control of Asbestos at Work Regs. (CAWR) and working practices.
● Awareness of the different types of Asbestos.
● Identifying where to find Asbestos.
● Managing the risk from Asbestos.
● Deciding if there is a problem.
● Taking appropriate action.
● Minimising exposure and release of Asbestos fibres.
● Waste Handling.
● Emergency procedures
● Question and answer sessions.

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session

Certification & Validation
This Asbestos Awareness training course is certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card

Asbestos Awareness training course

Additional Information
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website www.kentraonline.com

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If you would like to discuss this course or any other details please Contact us.

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