Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that’s been a popular building material since the mid-20th century, all the way up until 1999. The fibres are long, thin and flexible, which gives them excellent protective properties against fire and corrosion. Unfortunately, these fibres are also devastating to human health, as they cannot be broken down by the human body, and can cause fatal diseases, leading to the total outlawing of asbestos materials just before 2000.
Because asbestos is often mixed with another material, it can be hard to know if you’re working with it or not. But if you work in a building built before 2000, it’s likely that some parts of it will contain asbestos.
Asbestos Awareness training is essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos.
Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR2006) makes it the responsibility of employers to ensure their staff have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training, so that they are fully prepared for the risks they may face in the vicinity of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs), and can react swiftly and decisively in response to any developing hazards.
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