The use of all asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) was not banned until 1999. This means any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. All workers who are liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work are required by law to be trained to be Asbestos Aware. This is so that they can recognise asbestos containing materials and know what to do if they come across them, therefore protecting themselves, other workers and the public from potential asbestos fibre inhalation.
Here at Armco we provide various asbestos related training and have arranged for the next in-house session to be held on at 9.00 a.m. on Friday, 15th June 2012 at Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 6BU. There will be a morning session of Asbestos Awareness or a full day of Works with Non-Licensed ACM’s. In addition, we off a respiratory mask face fitting service.
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 cost of this session is £55 per person plus VAT.
The Works with Non-Licensed ACM’s training is made up of the ½ day Asbestos Awareness followed by a ½ day session covering non-licensed ACM’s. Various asbestos products are considered low risk and therefore non-licensed, such as asbestos cement, floor tiles and texture coating. Such materials have been deemed low risk by the HSE and therefore any remedial works do not require a license. The materials still harbor some risk and therefore those undertaking such remedial works must be trained in working with such ACM’s. The cost of the course is a competitive £110 per person.
In addition to this session in Greater Manchester, we are able to attend the premises of companies nationwide to provide asbestos related training, please contact the office for competitive quote on 0161 761 4424.
Published May 15, 2012