Asbestos Training

We can provide Asbestos awareness training courses, which are a valuable tool in reducing the likelihood that trades and maintenance staff will unknowingly or accidentally damage asbestos materials in the work environment. In addition the training provides the essential information and knowledge that management staff require to handle asbestos related issues that arise as part of their normal work activities.

Regulation 10 CAR 2012 (Information, instruction and training) states that 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 who work in 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.

Such trades include:

  • General maintenance staff

  • Electricians

  • Plumbers

  • Gas fitters

  • Painters & decorators

  • Joiners

  • Plasterers

  • Demolition workers

  • Construction workers

  • Roofers

  • Heating, ventilation & refrigeration engineers

  • Fire & burglar alarm installers

  • Computer/telephone installers

  • Architects, building surveyors and other such professionals

  • Shop fitters

More about the Asbestos Awareness Training

We recommend the Asbestos Awareness Training for all trade staff liable to disturb asbestos as part of their work activities i.e. maintenance staff, builders, plumbers, electricians, IT installation engineers etc. In addition this training is valuable for staff that deal with enquiries, manage other trades staff, and those who plan projects. It is also worth considering all those who are involved in the procurement of services or may instruct people to carry out works that may lead to disturbance of asbestos materials.

Awareness training sessions are typically a session of 3 hours in duration covering typical core subjects, which can be easily customised specifically for your needs.

Please see attached typical course programme. We would advise an audience size of a maximum of 15 delegates in order to optimise the effectiveness of the training.

All of our courses are designed so that delegates are encouraged to think about the issues involved, and in so doing improve the learning experience by promoting participation during the sessions. To this end we use a variety of training tools and methods:

Suggested Course Programme (can be tailored to your needs)

  • 10.00 Arrival and Registration

  • Module 1: Introduction and Overview (5%)

  • Module 2: Asbestos and its Health Effects (15%)

  • Module 3: Legislation, Guidance, and Responsibilities (15%)

  • Module 4: Asbestos in Buildings and Equipment (40%)

  • 11.30 Tea / Coffee

  • 11.45 Module 4: Continued Module 5: Asbestos Risk Management (20%)

  • Summary, Closing, Final Questions, Optional Assessment (5%)

  • 13.15 Close

Please Note: afternoon sessions run typically from 14.00 to 17.15.

High Quality Presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Use of photographs and illustrations

  • Samples of asbestos materials (encapsulated within resin blocks as shown above)

  • HSE asbestos Video “How Are You Today?” and/or “How are you Managing?”

  • Practical exercises to promote delegate interest and interaction.

  • Optional Course Exam/Test Paper at the end to reinforce key points and verify learning achievement

Each delegate receives a bound printed copy of the course slides with some additional useful information included.

Company/organisation information such as policy documents, safe-working procedures can also be given out or included as part of the training. Relevant HSE asbestos guidance booklets are also provided.

Certificates of attendance/ achievement are also provided for each delegate. Course evaluation and feedback forms are handed to delegates at the end of training with the results and comments summarised and then provided to you.