Asbestos Removers Courses

Asbestos was once a commonly used product in buildings. The use of asbestos in the 20th century ranged from fire-retardant usage (drywall, flooring, roofing material, lawn furniture, concrete, bricks, pipes, coatings) as well as heat, acid, and fire resistant gaskets, insulation for ceilings, and pipe insulation. Unfortunately, by 1906, the first asbestos-related death was recorded and in 1924, the term asbestosis was used to diagnose illness in direct linkage to asbestos. By the 1930's, asbestosis became a justifiable work related disease in the UK.

Homes and buildings built before the government began to limit and inflict voluntary bans on asbestos use are subject to possible asbestos contamination. The removal of which is necessary to ensure the safety of the occupants. However, asbestos removal is a delicate issue and should only be handled by someone who is properly trained. Asbestos remover’s courses allow citizens and contractors to get the training needed to safely and effectively remove asbestos from the premises.

Asbestos Awareness

 

For as little as £495, a group of 15 people can be trained in the safety and awareness issues surround asbestos and its removal. It is vital to the operation that all members of the work party are privy to the information regarding the safety and hazard issues surrounding working with asbestos. Important issues of concern are:

 

Asbestos Removal

 

A single persons asbestos removers course can run in the range of £300 (give or take + VAT) and a group course runs in the range of £500 to £600, many of which include the awareness training in the course. This course teaches the procedure for setting up the operation, including setting up an enclosure, choosing proper respiratory protection, and personal protection in the form of proper clothing for the removal. Next, procedures for removal are outlined in detail. This includes the transit and handling of the waste once removed. After the waste has been properly removed and disposed of, the site must be decontaminated and monitored, as outlined in the course. The course also instructs on proper medical examinations in regards to the project, emergency procedures, inspection processes, and air monitoring procedures. Once the course is finished, the participants are given a competency exam to ensure their certification has been reached.

 

After the removal of asbestos from a home or workplace, it is important for constant monitoring of the air quality and safety to ensure that the project successfully eliminated the threat of asbestosis in the structure. The removal of asbestos in structures built before compulsory laws for asbestos use in buildings, insulation, construction, and the like is vital to ensure that health risks such as respiratory diseases do not arise in the occupants. Asbestos removal should be done by a trained and certified firm, contractor, or individual. Asbestos removers courses are a good way to learn the procedures, precautions, and laws regarding the removal, clean up, and disposal of asbestos and it waste.