The dangers of asbestos are well known, so well known that many workers fear any contact with it or even being in proximity to it. Asbestos can kill and that is why it is important that anyone who might come across it knows how to identify asbestos and what to do about it.
This Asbestos Awareness training course is designed to give workers the knowledge and confidence to undertake certain asbestos related tasks and to inform them of what to do if they come across asbestos during their normal work activities. People who work in loft spaces, near boilers, old electrical equipment or in old buildings may be reluctant to undertake their work tasks due to a lack of asbestos training. It also helps employers to comply with HSE requirements and the Asbestos Regulations in regard to asbestos training for non licensed asbestos work. This health and safety training course contains all of the elements specified in EM2 of the Asbestos Essentials except for your emergency procedures and task specific procedures.
What the law says about asbestos
Where asbestos can be found
How asbestos can affect your health
Personal protective equipment
Dealing with other dangers
If your building contains asbestos and your maintenance workers might come across it then they should be trained.
There are many tasks involving asbestos that can be safely undertaken by non licensed asbestos workers. This asbestos awareness training course would be appropriate for such people.