Who Needs Asbestos Training?
We offer a wide range of asbestos training courses tailored to different trades and requirements. These include:
- Asbestos Management
- Asbestos Awareness
- Non-licensed Asbestos work
- Refresher courses
People in trades who may require Asbestos training include electricians, plumbers, demolition crews, architects, and others allied to the Construction industry. With the range of information available and the different trades who may need this training, it’s important to know a) who needs to train in this area and b) the training they need to undertake. Whilst there is no legal requirement to hold a certificate of training to work with Asbestos, it is very important that anyone going near to areas including Asbestos knows what they’re doing. This is due to the health risk if Asbestos fibres are disturbed.
Asbestos management courses are aimed at those who need to manage works with ACMs, ensuring that they not only know the legislation surrounding asbestos but also hold a practical knowledge of managing ACMs and potential of loose asbestos fibres. They will be able to provide a basic knowledge of asbestos removal procedures after successfully completing this type of course.
This type of course is aimed at those who could be working with asbestos or be exposed to it. This includes demolition workers, those involved in refurbishment, maintenance or rebuilding, as it is likely their work on site could disturb asbestos fibres. Cable layers, HVAC engineers, roofing contractors, alarm installers and gas fitters are also likely to make good use of the training from this course.
Managers should also take this course for overseeing any work with asbestos.
This course covers primarily the hazards and risks raised by asbestos and ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) and the legislation in place to keep all parties safe.
Non-licensed Asbestos Work
This type of asbestos course for those whose work will require them to disturb ACMs by activities such as drilling, cable laying, removal of floor tiles, cleaning or repair work in areas that may contain asbestos such as sheet roofing or cladding.
“non-licensed” ACMs are ACMs that are kept in good condition but may become more friable (easily crumbled) if disturbed. If this is the case and fibres are moved, they can pose a health hazard, so workers will need to wear the correct PPE, report to the correct people, and handle the disturbed ACMs correctly.