Asbestos Awareness Training Hits All Time High at SSG
- Date: Thursday 1st September 2011
SSG Training and Consultancy are pleased to report record delegate numbers attending their UKATA approved Asbestos Awareness in 2011 with open courses in September and October already fully booked and private course dates being snapped up fast.
SSG, who are registered with UKATA, provide courses at both Plymouth and Bristol Training centres approximately once a month. Demand has been unprecedented, primarily as a result of recent media coverage of court cases coupled with the Health and Safety Executive strong ‘Hidden Killer’ campaign, aimed at raising the profile of the issue amongst all industry sectors.
Everyone who could potentially be exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out their duties must be given asbestos awareness training. This applies to most people who carry out building maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, or anyone who could disturb the fabric of a building (the only exemption is if work will only occur in buildings free from asbestos). Furthermore, the HSE say that refresher training should be carried out at least annually.
Dr Michael Cash, Operations Director at SSG, has commended local companies for taking the message on board and acting accordingly. ‘Each year approximately 4000 people die from Asbestos related diseases. Asbestos is a serious issue and is increasingly recognised as a priority health and safety consideration. We are very pleased that local companies are taking all the advice and guidance on board as well as understanding their legal responsibility to provide asbestos awareness training to all employees who could potentially be exposed to the hazardous material’.
Asbestos awareness training is mandatory for all those who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work. Annual refresher training is also available from SSG along with Working With Non Licensed asbestos training. For more information please contact our customer service team on 01752 201616 or visit our website www.ssg.co.uk for more information.