Armco Asbestos Training Launches Monthly Asbestos Training Session – Bury, Manchester

Monthly Asbestos Training

Armco Asbestos Consultants have offered first class training sessions held at properties of various companies for many years. Now though, we are also holding monthly Asbestos Awareness and Non-Licensed Works with Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) Training  right here in the conference room at Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, BL9 6BU.

Did you know that of the approximate 4000 asbestos related deaths per year, 40 tradesman every week die from asbestos related diseases. Due to the fact that the fibers which cause the diseases are hard to detect asbestos has been labeled ‘The Hidden Killer’ by various HSE campaigns. In response to this danger, The Control of Asbestos Regulations (2006) legally binds employers to comply with regulation 10 with states ‘every employer shall ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to those of his employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos or who supervise such employees’.

If you work in any of the following occupations, and are working on a building built or refurbished before 2000, you may come in to contact with asbestos:

•    Demolition workers;
•    Carpenters and joiners;
•    Plumbers;
•    Roofing contractors;
•    Painters and decorators;
•    Plasterers;
•    Construction workers;
•    Fire and burglar alarm installers;
•    Shop fitters;
•    Gas fitters;
•    Computer installers;
•    General maintenance staff eg caretakers;
•    Telecommunications engineers;
•    Building surveyors;
•    Cable layers;
•    Electricians;
•    Heating and Ventilation Engineers.

The ½ day Asbestos Awareness Training covers: the history of asbestos; the properties of asbestos and its effects on health; the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos in buildings and plant; and the general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency.

The Works With Non-Licensed ACM’s Training is made up of the Asbestos Awareness ½ day session in the morning and followed by an afternoon session of working with ACM’s. Point covered include how to make suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk of exposure to asbestos; the control limit, the appropriate choice and use of respiratory and personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, work which requires an HSE license, ·emergency procedures and waste handling procedures. Please note that we also offer a respiratory mask face fitting service.

Armco’s training sessions are held by fully qualified and time-served surveyors whom deliver the class as an oral presentation with power point slides and written material. The candidates are presented with a certificate which lasts a year and Armco also provides the necessary yearly refresher training session.  Please contact the office for a list of our competitive prices and availability on 0161 763 3727 or email info@armco.org.uk

Published Oct 12, 2011
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