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Introduction The importance of asbestos management: Did you know ... It is estimated that 85% of buildings within the UK still have significant quantities of asbestos containing materials present. The number of asbestos related deaths continues to rise in the UK, with current figures reaching 2,000 per annum. The HSE has recognised the risk of exposure to asbestos and has made it a legal duty to assess and manage the risk of asbestos in buildings. It is essential to know the location and condition of asbestos within buildings, to maintain written records and to document actions, and to have a management system and procedures in place to avoid exposure to asbestos fibres. At a time when regulatory compliance has never been so stringent, clients are relying on their consultants to demonstrate higher levels of quality and reliability. How ALS can help: ALS Ltd has not only achieved UKAS accreditation for testing and sampling but was one of the first companies to be accredited as an Inspection Body, to undertake asbestos surveys of premises. Course Information Asbestos Awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could expose them to asbestos, i.e. all demolition, refurbishment workers, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of a building and ACMs may become exposed. This course complies with the requirements of the new ACOP. Discipline: Asbestos Difficulty: Introductory

Introduction The importance of asbestos management: Did you know ... It is estimated that 85% of buildings within the UK still have significant quantities of asbestos containing materials present. The number of asbestos related deaths continues to rise in the UK, with current figures reaching 2,000 per annum. The HSE has recognised the risk of exposure to asbestos and has made it a legal duty to...

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