Category Archives: Asbestos awareness training

Criticism Levelled at the Scottish Government over the Control of Asbestos

Scotland appears to have experienced a long-term problem when it comes to safe disposal of asbestos, according to a recent news report. The Scottish Express has highlighted the potential problems related to lack of consultation between two health and safety agencies with regard to the safe disposal of asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

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Asbestos Awareness Courses for Head Teachers

Founder of the Asbestos in Schools Campaign Group, Michael Lees, has stated that each year, between 200 and 300 people who attended school during the 1960s and 1970s could potentially die as a result of their historical exposure to asbestos. He was critical of a recently-released report by the Department for Education, which reviewed the […]

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Should Local Authorities Promote Asbestos Awareness Training?

It is important for local authorities to understand the likelihood of asbestos being present in the buildings they control, for the sake not only of their employees, but also members of the public. Should local authority bosses undergo asbestos awareness training themselves, or at the very least make sure their workers know and understand the […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training Vital for Tradespeople Working in Schools

The BBC has highlighted the need for asbestos awareness training for tradespeople working in schools. Disturbing asbestos fibres and dust will directly endanger the health of anyone coming into contact with it, and worrying figures seen by the BBC suggest that almost nine out of ten schools in the UK contain asbestos somewhere within their […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training: A Legal Obligation for Employers

Asbestos regulations place a legal obligation on employers in the UK to ensure that any staff likely to come into contact with the substance during their normal course of work, should receive Asbestos Awareness training. Also known as Category A training, Asbestos Awareness courses are widely available and can be taken online or face-to-face. On […]

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Asbestos Awareness Brought to the Public Attention

It’s not just tradespeople and contractors who should be aware of asbestos, members of the public also need to be informed about where asbestos may be hiding in their homes. With this in mind, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team have organised an interactive programme currently being displayed on a huge screen in Chesterfield. Their aim […]

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Why Employers Need to Take Asbestos Awareness Training Seriously

Employers are under a legal obligation to make sure their staff undergo Asbestos Awareness training if they could come into contact with asbestos whilst working. The consequences of avoiding this duty of care are severe, as has been experienced recently by a construction company in Suffolk. Prosecution for breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations According […]

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HSE Asbestos Awareness: Training Providers

If you are familiar with the HSE Asbestos Awareness requirements but unsure where to look for a training provider, a good place to start is with an approved association. HSE Asbestos Awareness guidelines state that training providers should have, “adequate practical experience in the asbestos sector and a theoretical knowledge of all relevant aspects of […]

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