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Safecon – An Expert Provider of Asbestos Awareness Courses

Safecon is a leading provider of Construction Safety Courses in Ireland. Safecon deliver both Private and Public Construction Safety training courses in Ireland. We have training centres based in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Galway at which we carry out Asbestos Awareness courses at monthly intervals.

At Safecon, we pride ourselves on giving the best quality, value & dedication to our clients nationwide. Please review the course list for more details on our courses. We are only a phone call away from helping you decide when course is best for you.


 

Course Content:

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in structures and plant
  • How to make suitable and sufficient assessments about the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • Safe work practices and control measures, including an explanation on the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods
  • Selection and appropriate use of protective equipment
  • Waste handling procedures
  • The general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • Relevant legal requirements

 

Learning Outcomes:

The objective is to increase awareness of Asbestos and inform employees where it might be and what it looks like. It is very important if you think you may come into contact with asbestos that you are aware of the types of products or materials likely to contain asbestos thus the importance of attending asbestos awareness training.


 

Training Methodology and Assessment:

This course is classroom theory based. There is a short assessment at the end


 

Duration of the Course:

½ Day  Course.

 

 

 

    Asbestos Awareness

    Why is asbestos awareness so important, who needs to know about asbestos awareness? Asbestos awareness is vitally important for people who may come into contact with asbestos because of the serious health effects it can have. Poor asbestos awareness can lead to employees not being able to identify what asbestos is or what asbestos looks like, therefore putting their health at risk. Asbestos awareness is covered by the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 and if you or your employees think you may come into contact with asbestos you require to be made aware of the health effects it has and how it should be managed.

    Asbestos Awareness Training

    Who is required to attend asbestos awareness training? If you are working in the construction industry dealing with buildings that were built prior to 2000, working with ships/ boats, vintage cars among many more industries, or if you think you may come into contact with asbestos then you must attend asbestos awareness training.  One of the objectives of any asbestos awareness training course is to help increase awareness of the presence of asbestos and inform employees where it might be and what it looks like. It is very important if you think you may come into contact with asbestos that you are aware of the types of products or materials likely to contain asbestos thus the importance of attending asbestos awareness training. You can view the full course content of our asbestos awareness training by clicking http://www.safecon.ie/health-safety/training/construction-safety/asbestos-awareness/

    Asbestos Awareness Training Courses

    Our asbestos awareness training courses take from half to a full day, depending on the requirements. We show short videos appropriate to the work undertaken by your employees throughout our asbestos awareness training courses to ensure they are made aware of / and can identify asbestos if they were to come into contact with it. It is important that you attend asbestos awareness training courses if you work with or may come into contact with asbestos. There are very specific procedures to follow when dealing with asbestos and how to manage it correctly which are covered during our asbestos awareness training courses.  A very important element of any asbestos awareness training course is to ensure employers and employees are aware of the disposal procedure if asbestos is present in your workplace and must be disturbed.

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