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Asbestos Awareness Training (Focused on Construction Industry)

Introduction: Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 require owners, occupiers, landlords, employers and managers to ensure the risk of exposure to Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) to their tenants, lease holders, employees, contractors, visitors and general public is reduced and managed. On construction sites (especially for buildings / structures constructed or refurbished between 1950 and 1985) the likelihood of asbestos present is high. It has become almost essential for anyone who works in construction and other relevant sectors to have training in asbestos awareness. This training course is solely focused on the construction industry and other relevant sectors covering the wide range of asbestos risk management from initial site survey visits by design professionals to trade and specialist contractors working on construction sites or carrying out regular repair and maintenance of buildings/structures. This training course is intended for designers and consultants (architects, structural / civil engineers, building services engineers, building surveyors, project managers etc) and construction site professionals (site engineers, managers, supervisors, operatives etc) and trade and specialist construction contractors.

Course Outlines:
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations
    • History
    • Requirements
    • Responsibilities
    • Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos Work
    • Notifiable and Non-notifiable Asbestos Work
  • Asbestos - introduction
  • Different Types of Asbestos
  • History of Asbestos Mining and Uses
  • Asbestos as Building Material
  • Typical use of Asbestos in Buildings / Structures
  • Health Effects from Exposure to Asbestos
  • Different Type of Asbestos Surveys
  • Understanding Exisitng Asbestos Survey Information
  • Management of Asbestos in the Buildings / Structures
  • Asbestos Risks during Buildings / Structures Surveys
  • Asbestos Risks during Regular Buildings / Structures Repairs and Maintenance
  • Asbestos Risks during Refurbishment of Buildings / Structures
  • Asbestos Risks during Demolition of Buildings / Structures
  • Working with Asbestos
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Asbestos Disposal
  • Dealing with Accidental Exposure
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5)

Venue:;  Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):£350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Geographical Coverage: London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training: Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method: Classroom

Course Assessment: Written Assessment

Certificate: Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer:  Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?: To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email

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