Asbestos Awareness Training in Northern Ireland

 

 

The law under ‘The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012’ places a legal duty on employers to ensure that those who may be exposed to the release of asbestos fibres through their work are adequately trained to reduce the risk of harm.

 

We offer excellent training to enable you to meet your legal responsibilities and play your role in keeping your workforce and others safe.

Asbestos containing materials were used in new-build premises up to November 1999.  Those people who carry out work on buildings built before then may be exposed to the release of asbestos fibres which can lead to serious respiratory diseases and conditions and in many cases this results in fatalities.  It can take a long time for symptoms to develop from breathing in these deadly fibres and may result in the person suffering from Asbestosis, Mesotheloma and other Asbestos related cancers and conditions.

Historically it is recorded as far back as 4000 years ago that asbestos fibres caused respiratory diseases to slaves who worked with asbestos in Greek and Roman times and that many died as a result.

Crocidolite and Amosite (also known as blue and brown asbestos) were banned in 1985 and are of Amphibole composition and are needle like.  Chrysotile (aka white asbestos) fibres are more flexible and were not banned in the UK until November 1999.

To ensure that your company is aware of the implications of having Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) on site and to ensure your company complies with the requirements of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012, it is vital that all employees who may come into contact with asbestos are fully aware of the risks associated with disturbing ACM’s and the control measures necessary eliminate or reduce the risk ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’.

We offer this training courses for companies and tailor the content to be relevant to their requirements e.g. for a roofing company, we would tailor the content to be relevant to that trade… and we can offer that for all trades.  Out tutor is Mr Jim King.  Jim was formerly an HSENI Principal Inspector with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our delegates so the quality of the training will be exceptional.

For further information, please feel free to get in touch.