The law requires that training be provided for employees likely to encounter asbestos in the workplace. We are the most experienced provider of this training in the country and we work very hard to educate everyone about the very serious dangers inherent in coming in contact with
asbestos. For this reason we have devise the following course - we hold both regular open course and will provide privately booked courses as requested.
Asbestos Awareness Training & Low Risk Handling Courses
(revised in accordance with the HSA Guidance on ACM Management & Abatement 2013
This very successful 1 day course is intended for those required to deal with or who may come in contact with asbestos in their daily work including;
Designed in accordance with the requirement of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations and the new HSA Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement which requires that, employers must provide appropriate training and adequate information for all employees who are, or are likely to be, exposed to asbestos-containing dust.
By any standards, asbestos represents one of the major occupational hazards of our time. Despite this fact that many organisations, local authorities and other employers, have failed to identify asbestos materials in buildings and it continues to be inadvertently discovered on a regular basis. This not only puts workers and sometimes building occupants, at risk but may also result in breaches of legal requirements often culminating in successful prosecutions by the H.S.A.
In order to ensure that the risks from asbestos are controlled it is important that adequate procedures are in place to identify, assess and manage asbestos.
This 1 day course on Asbestos Awareness/Handling aims to increase participant’s awareness of asbestos and the correct handling measures to be used when working with asbestos cement products.
At the end of the course participants will know:
• The different types of Asbestos and where they can be found
• The health effects caused by exposure to asbestos
• What is a survey and how to use it
• What a basic risk assessment is and the basic risk assessment techniques.
• What PPE is and how to use it safely and effectively.
• How Friable asbestos is removed
• The basic techniques of asbestos removal
• How Air monitoring is carried out and how the results relate to control limits
• Why a clearance assessment is carried out
OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety consultancy. Founder Paul Foran has extensive experience in the field, both as a consultant and as a former Inspector with the Health & Safety Authority (www.hsa.ie), where he formulated policy and legislation.
Our mission is to be the leading Occupational Hygiene and Safety consultancy in Ireland, and provide reputable training
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