Asbestos – Awareness (UKATA)
Course Length:0.5 days
Delivered by an experienced tutor, this course is specially designed for people who work with asbestos or anywhere asbestos is likely to be a risk to others. This course provides relevant health & safety information about employee responsibilities.
What are the benefits of the course & how is it delivered?
This course will benefit anyone who works with asbestos whether it’s high-risk work or not. Students will benefit from having an awareness of asbestos and the dangers of it, lowering the risk in their workplace. The course is delivered by an experienced tutor in one of many training centres nationwide, and each participant will sit a short exam at the end of the course. Each student will be issued with a workbook prior to starting the course, and a certificate upon successful completion.
What’s covered in each course chapter?
What Is Asbestos?
A description about what asbestos is, the varying types and the history of its uses
Where Asbestos Is Found
The types of environment in which asbestos is found and where it will be discovered by the variety of building trades
Images of asbestos in use to relate various situations
The negative impact on the lungs (lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pulmonary function impairment) and other organs
Identifying hazards and risks in typical workplaces where asbestos may be found
Principles of Control
Understanding simple strategies for controlling hazards and reducing risks
An understanding of the law on the use, removal and disposal of asbestos
A demonstration of how asbestos is removed with particular attention to what to look for if enclosures are found