Every single year, thousands of individuals fall ill, and many pass away because of exposure to asbestos. It is likely to be the most dangerous building material that has ever been used and was used widely within construction until 2000. Although it is no longer in use today, it still remains in many older buildings and poses a real threat to the health and safety of many workers across many industries.
What Is Asbestos Training?
Asbestos Training will teach your clients how to safely handle the presence of asbestos on a construction or maintenance site. Whether your clients are responsible for removing asbestos or regularly working in areas where asbestos may be, then asbestos training can teach them and their employees how to work around and avoid the dangerous substance safely.
Who Is Asbestos Training For?
Any employee, employer or self-employed person who could come across asbestos in the workplace, or actively handles asbestos at work, is required to undergo asbestos training. There are various types of asbestos training available. Consequently, the correct one depends on the situation and role the employee is completing. Asbestos Awareness courses will equip trainees with the knowledge they need to avoid asbestos in the workplace. Professions who require this type of training for include:
- General maintenance workers
- Painters and Decorators
- Construction workers
- Building surveyors
Why Offer Asbestos Training?
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 applies to various people and businesses. Regulation 10 of this legislation states that all employers must ensure that adequate training, information and instruction is given to anyone who may suffer exposure to asbestos in the workplace. As a training provider, it is likely that many of your clients will be legally required to offer their employees some form of asbestos training.
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