Around 3000 people a year in the UK die from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos and this may rise to nearer 10,000 by 2010. Those involved with refurbishment, repair or maintenance of buildings like plumbers and carpenters are particularly at risk.
Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 created legal duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises and came into force on 21 May 2004.
If you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for premises, which may contain asbestos, you will either have:
- A legal duty to manage the risk from asbestos materials; or
- A duty to co-operate with whoever manages that risk.
Aims & Objectives:
This course is designed to provide those with
responsibilities for maintaining a property, or in control of a building with
an awareness of the health risks posed by asbestos and the process of identifying,
assessing and managing asbestos containing materials on their premises. The
course is presented by a professional occupational hygienist with many years
experience of asbestos in buildings
The course is highly interactive and includes video and demonstration of a range of actual asbestos materials (safely contained!) collected from various buildings. The course addresses the following topics:
- The nature of asbestos, sources, types and uses
- Typical uses of asbestos in construction materials
- Asbestos related health effects and diseases
- Legislative framework
- Asbestos exposure limits
- Asbestos surveys
- Asbestos management (including risk assessment)
- Safe working procedures
- "Asbestos Essentials"
- Asbestos analysis and air monitoring
Any person with responsibility for maintaining
and repairing all or part of a property, or who has control of a building,
health and safety officers, facilities or property managers, building surveyors,
landlords and anyone with an interest in safe working in the built environment.