Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Asbestos Awareness training
The regulations requires employers to make sure that anyone¹ liable to disturb asbestos during their work, or who supervises such employees, receives the correct level of information, instruction and training to enable them to carry out their work safely and competently and without risk to themselves or others. ¹(Further clarification of the above can be given on request)
Have you or your staff received Asbestos Awareness training?
The Control of Asbestos Regulations requires mandatory training for anyone liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres at work. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos through their working practices.
The awareness training workshop is presented by Andrew Wood of AMW Health & Safety Services Ltd. Andrew is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and accredited BOHS Asbestos Surveyor and has a wealth of practical experience regarding asbestos . He has carried out surveying for local authorities, MOD, housing associations and commercial enterprises. He promotes the awareness of asbestos in an informal and practical manner, inviting delegate participation and making this an interesting, worthwhile and potentially lifesaving experience.
4,000 tradesmen will die from asbestos related diseases THIS YEAR!
According to HSE statistics this figure will continue to rise until 2015!
Every employer must ensure that any employee employed by that employer is given adequate information, instruction and training where that employee —
(a) is or is liable to be exposed to asbestos, or if that employee supervises such employees, so that those employees are aware of — (i) the properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking,
- the types of products or materials likely to contain asbestos,
- the operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure,
- safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment,
- the purpose, choice, limitations, proper use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment,
- emergency procedures,
- hygiene requirements,
- decontamination procedures,
- waste handling procedures,
- medical examination requirements, and
- the control limit and the need for air monitoring,
in order to safeguard themselves and other employees; and
(b) carries out work in connection with the employer’s duties under these Regulations, so that the employee can carry out that work effectively.
This half day workshop will meet the requirements for Asbestos Awareness Training, as required by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion.
Contact: AMW Health & Safety Services Ltd on:
Tel: 023 9223 3322
Note: Asbestos awareness refresher training should be undertaken to comply with the HSE guidance/approved practice after a period of 24 months and additional training will be required for anybody intending to work on or remove asbestos containing materials, as the awareness training will not cover those elements. Other organisations may require refresher training more frequently to maintain their standards.