If you have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present. You will need awareness training so you know how to avoid the risks.
The Approved Code of Practice L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) states “Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos.
In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because ACMs may become exposed during their work.”
The training will cover:
- The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
- The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant;
- The general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, for example an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace; and
- How to avoid the risks from asbestos, for example for building work, no employee should carry out work which disturbs the fabric of a building unless the employer has confirmed that ACMs are not present.
At the end of the course there is a short multiple choice test. Reaching the pass mark allows the learner to download/print a personalised certificate of completion.
Buying this course will give learners unlimited access to the learning materials for 3 months.