As part of their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops, attendees will have a chance to participate in discussion and to network with other industry professionals.
The aim of the talk is “To encourage local lecturers to take up and use HSEs online learning package as an effective means to teach their present and future students about the dangers of working with asbestos. Primarily aimed at trades apprentices in the 16 – 19 age group.”
Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. What, then, happens when something goes wrong and an employee becomes injured?
This mock trial will examine a case in which the HSE has brought charges against an injured employees’ employer (in this example, a scaffolding business) and the managing director.
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Why should you consider an asbestos-awareness course?
In the UK, it is illegal to remove asbestos-containing materials without a license. You can read about a few examples of some of the legal issues associated with asbestos disruption and exposure here and here.
Legal concerns are not the only (nor the most important) reason to take an asbestos-awareness course. What may seem like brief or insignificant exposure to asbestos fibres can actually cause irreparable damage to your health. It is the leading cause of mesothelioma; a form of cancer that cannot be reversed.
Take a moment to read about the experiences of these electricians, joiners, plumbers and other tradesmen who all worked with asbestos materials at some point in their careers. Though asbestos is no longer used in new structures, buildings erected up until the year 2000 may contain asbestos, so the risk of exposure is still very much present for younger tradespeople. „This isn’t just an old man’s story“:
The event aims to “…provide self-employed builders and small construction companies with practical help and advice on how to protect their health.”
From noise to skin protection to dealing with dangerous fumes – the event covers a range of aspects of construction workplace safety. Industry and safety professionals will be on-hand offering advice and answering questions.
You can take a look at the programme here (.pdf)