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Asbestos Training

PCS Asbestos Consultants Limited can provide asbestos awareness training to employees and contractors to the syllabus as defined within Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and the Approved Code of Practice.

You will need awareness training so you know how to avoid the risks and how to protect yourself. Asbestos awareness training should include the following topics:

-The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke

-The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant

-The general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace

-How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos.

Important - If you plan to carry out any work with asbestos containing materials you will almost certainly need to employ a specialist licensed removal contractor.

What are your responsibilities as an employer?

As an employer you must ensure that:

-Your employees have the training, knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the work without risk to themselves or others

-Supervisors and managers are also trained and aware of their responsibilities

-The training provider is competent and aware of the tasks that are likely to be carried out by employees.

-Self employed workers should ensure that they are properly trained to protect themselves and ensure that others are not put at risk from their work activities.

Our consultants can deliver training 'face-to-face' at your workplace or at another convenient training location.

Asbestos Awareness "e" Learning

Alternatively we can deliver the training by our 'e' learning platform.    Our "e" Learning package allows you to study and achieve asbestos awareness training at your own pace in your office, on site or even on the move to obtain that all important Asbestos Awareness Certificate.   Online training is suitable for any size company or the individual and can be one of the most cost effective ways for individuals to learn.

The cost of our online training is £15.00 per person (Exc VAT)

Refresher Training

Refresher training should not be a repeat of the initial training. It should be given at least once a year and be appropriate to the workers' familiarity with the work. Therefore, depending on the individual training need it could be a structured update training session or a short toolbox talk refreshing experienced workers of the main principles/ expectations. The training should be tailored to meet the training needs:

  • work methods change
  • the type of equipment used to control exposure changes or
  • the type of work being carried out changes significantly.

Who needs training?

This training is for those persons who are liable to disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal everyday work, or who may influence how work is carried out, such as:

  • General maintenance workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Roofers
  • Shop fitters
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Fire/burglar alarm installer
  • Computer installers

Please note: There are other occupations who are liable to disturb asbestos in addition to those listed above.