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Asbestos Awareness - Two Day SAS Awareness Training Programme



Asbestos Awareness - Two Day SAS Awareness Training Programme.

Course syllabus:

Module 1 - Legislation:

Specific legislative controls:

  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and amendments to the regulations
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Environment Act
  • Water Resource and Water Industry Acts

Other legislation:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and amendments to the regulations
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
  • PrisonConstruction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Any other relevant legislation

Module 2 - Compliance

  • Notification to the HSE
  • Approved Codes of Practice (ACoP's)
  • Guidance notes
  • Employer's, employee's and occupier's duties and responsibilities
  • Powers of Inspectors
  • Fines and imprisonment
  • Information, instruction, training and supervision

Module 3 - Risk Assessment and Risk Management Survey

  • Assess risks posed by the type and condition of building materials that contain asbestos
  • Hazard and risk
  • Techniques for assessing the condition of asbestos
  • Risk assessment, identification and control measures
  • Standards and safety management systems (HSG65, BS8800, OHSAS 18001)
  • Action level and control limits
  • Surveys and sampling
  • Air monitoring
  • The role of the analyst
  • Auditing

Module 4 - Safe Systems of Work: methods and procedures Plan

  • Method statements
  • Plan of work
  • Protective measures
  • Access/egress procedures
  • Permits
  • Environmental monitoring and recording
  • Transportation and storage of asbestos products

Module 5 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Occupational Hygiene

  • Asbestos associated health effects - routes of entry and body response
  • Types of PPE
  • CleaningPurpose and correct selection of PPE
  • Purpose and correct selection of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • Storage, cleaning and handling of RPE and PPE
  • Exposure limits, decontamination, personal hygiene and washing and changing facilities
  • Contaminated clothing
  • Medical surveillance

Module 6 - Waste Handling and Disposal

  • Storage of products containing asbestos
  • Asbestos coatings
  • Bagging and handling of waste
  • Licensing and transfer of waste
  • Disposal of controlled and special waste
  • WasteRole of Environmental Agency

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