Fibre Safe are asbestos specialists in the North West & North Wales area. We offer comprehensive asbestos awareness courses, at our bespoke training facility.
We deliver courses for Category A (Asbestos awareness) training and Category B (Asbestos Removal) training. All our asbestos training courses are reviewed regularly by our in-house development team and incorporate current practice and regulations.
The Category A – asbestos awareness courses form part of your general health and safety training, and we offer tailored courses targeting different aspects of asbestos: exposure, removal, management. The purpose of our asbestos awareness course is to help employers fulfil their legal requirements and enable employees to work safely. Our courses include notifiable non-licensable work, duty to manage, respiratory protective equipment and bespoke asbestos training.
News Article: Directors of Blackpool’s South Pier FINED £140k
This recent news article below highlights the real cost of allowing untrained staff to work with and handle asbestos containing materials.
During refurbishment work at Blackpool’s South Pier, both workers and members of the public were exposed to asbestos fibres.
The pier’s directors tried to save £17,000 for a licensed company to carry out the work- which would have meant closing the pier for six days during the removal of the roof, but instead instructed their own employees – equipped with just disposable body suits, and no training, to carry out the removal of the circus style roof.
Preston Crown Court heard how they had removed the asbestos material away by hand, using a crow bar, and then attempted to clean the asbestos from a carpet using a Hoover, after removing the roof.
The firm was charged £140,000 in fines and lost six weeks of trading.
They pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of their employees, failing to ensure the health and safety of the public, and allowing asbestos fibres to be released into the atmosphere.
Frequency of Asbestos Training
We recommend that Asbestos Awareness training is refreshed annually. As part of your company’s CPD, there should be minimum training of the Core Subject courses every 3 years.
Duration of Course
Category A: Awareness Training – 3.5 hours
Category A: Refresher Course – 1.5 hours
Category B: Asbestos Removal Training – 7 hours
Category B: Refresher Course – 3 hours
Fibre Safe’s asbestos training courses are suitable for Directors, Managers, Supervisors and all Trades. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 now include the duty that employers shall provide appropriate training for all workers who are likely to be exposed to asbestos.
Our training courses take place in our regional training suites and are suitable for people with all levels of asbestos safety knowledge.
To enquire about Asbestos Training, call us now on 0800 458 4136 or email us with your details at: firstname.lastname@example.org