Asbestos Awareness (Category A): half day
Asbestos was once known as a miracle material for many industry sectors. We look at the history its use and the types of this deadly fibre and look at where it may be and what you should do to avoid contact. Though banned in many countries now (UK 1999), there are still thousands of tons of the material still in place. We look at the various guidance sheets available, discuss real cases of exposure and what the legislation is on processes. If you are walking on to a site which may be works going on in a small flat or house, how can you be sure that all the necessary checks have been carried out? We look at management surveys and Refurbishment and Demolition surveys. There is a test as always which will likely throw up a few surprises but you will be well armed to answer the questions.