Aspect Contracts offers ‘In House’ Asbestos Awareness Courses which are charged on a £50.00 + VAT per head basis and provide a cost effective asbestos awareness training solution for small businesses and sole traders.

Courses are normally held on the last Thursday of each month, please contact the Training Manager for dates and availability.

From the Control of Asbestos Regulations:

Asbestos awareness training. This is for those persons who are liable to disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal everyday work, or who may influence how work is carried out.

Asbestos awareness training should be given to employees whose work could foreseeably disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos or who supervise or influence the work.
In particular, it should be given to those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that ACMs may become exposed during their work. This includes, but is not limited to:
■ demolition workers;
■ construction workers;
■ general maintenance staff;
■ electricians;
■ plumbers;
■ gas fitters;
■ painters and decorators;
■ joiners;
■ shop fitters;
■ plasterers;
■ roofers;
■ heating and ventilation engineers;
■ telecommunication engineers;
■ computer and data installers;
■ fire and burglar alarm installers;
architects, building surveyors and other such professionals.
This requirement does not apply where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on premises free of ACMs. This information should be available as a result of the assessment made by the dutyholder under the duty to manage in regulation 4 and the duty on the employer to identify the presence of asbestos in regulation 5.
Asbestos awareness training should cover the following topics:
■ the properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke;
■ the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant;
■ the general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, eg an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace;
■ how to avoid the risks from asbestos, eg for building work, no employee should carry out work which disturbs the fabric of a building unless the employer has confirmed that ACMs are not present.

Where is asbestos found?

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, only permit certification for a period of one year for this reason Aspect Contracts (or any other training provider) cannot certificate for more than one year.

Upon successful completion of the course and test then certification and plastic ID cards with the delegates photograph (photographs are taken prior to the start or training by the trainer) and the delegates company logo (if provided) will be sent to the invoice address unless otherwise instructed.