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Asbestos Awareness

INTRODUCTION:

All staff who may come into contact with asbestos in the workplace must receive training on recognising asbestos, how asbestos can affect health, and safe working procedures.

AIMS:

  • To introduce the main types of asbestos and their properties
  • To outline the risks to health
  • To outline the different uses of asbestos in University buildings
  • To explain the legislative framework and the "Duty to Manage"
  • To introduce the University's Asbestos Management Plan and staff's responsibilities within it

OBJECTIVES - ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Name the three main types of asbestos and their main properties
  • Describe the three most serious illnesses associated with exposure to asbestos
  • List at least six locations in the University where asbestos may have been used
  • State the principal legislation governing asbestos issues
  • Describe the principles of the Asbestos Management plan
  • Offer effective and measured advice to building occupants
  • Contribute positively to the University asbestos management strategy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This briefing session is designed for managers and supervisors whose staff may come into contact with asbestos; Area Health and Safety Co-ordinators and building managers. All staff who might have cause to undertake minor work to the fabric of their building(s) should also attend. This is likely to include laboratory, workshop and IT technicians and building attendants.

COURSE DATES & TIMES:

  • 8th November 2017, 09:30 – 12:00
  • 4th May 2017, 09:30 - 12:00

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30

COURSE TUTOR: Sean Callaghan

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