Asbestos Awareness

Course Programme

  • Location:
    JMD Training, Unit 2, 6b Wildflower Way, Boucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6TA
  • Duration:
    Half Day
  • Course Aim:

    Invisible, odourless and with no taste, this silent killer is one of the deadliest threats facing tradespeople on the job. Microscopic asbestos fibres are easily inhaled or swallowed and once in the body, they are extremely difficult to expel. As a result, asbestos kills around 20 tradespeople each week. This course will explain these dangers and enable you to identify potential sources of asbestos so that on completion, you will know what action to take on discovering asbestos-containing materials. You will also have a firm grasp of current legislation regarding employer and employee responsibilities.

  • Course Objective:

    On completion of the course delegates will be aware of the dangers of exposure to asbestos containing materials, action to take on discovering asbestos and current legislation outlining employer and employee responsibilities.

    Topics Covered:

    • The Control of Asbestos Regulations (NI) 2007
    • The Hazardous Waste Regulations (NI) 2005
    • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
    • Health & Safety at Work Order (NI) 1978
    • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
    • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
    • Different Types of Asbestos
    • Where Asbestos Can Be Found
    • Asbestos Containing Materials
    • Asbestos Management
    • Health Surveillance
  • Who is this course for:

    Any person who is likely to be or will be exposed to asbestos containing materials as a result of their work activities

  • On Completion:

    Candidates will receive a three-year certificate

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