Category Archives: Asbestos awareness training

HSE Asbestos Awareness for the Construction Industry and Small Businesses

The Health and Safety Executive is the body responsible for worker health and safety in the UK. As such, they ensure that employers fulfil their legal obligation to provide certain training courses for their workers. HSE Asbestos Awareness training – what does it involve? These courses can be taken online or within a classroom environment, […]

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World Health Organisation highlights dangers of asbestos at its regional summit

The news that one in three Europeans may be at risk of exposure to asbestos, has further highlighted the need for asbestos awareness training courses for workers in the UK and abroad. The European regional office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) held a three-day summit at Haifa in northern Israel last week. On the […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training Protects the Public as well as Workers

The ongoing problem of Asbestos Containing Materials within commercial buildings in the UK has been further highlighted with a diagnosis of Mesothelioma for a former Harrods employee. It was reported that during her time at the department store, between 1991 and 2001, Sandra Shaverien may have been exposed to asbestos dust in the tunnels that run […]

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Deaths from historic asbestos exposure reiterate need for Asbestos Awareness training courses

In the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, the dangers of asbestos were unknown or unacknowledged by employers in the UK. The number of deaths from historic exposure to the substance illustrates the dangers faced by workers at the time, albeit unknowingly. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that the number of deaths from Mesothelioma, a […]

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