Training call to South and East
Training call to South and East Yorkshire building workers for Asbestos Training
Young workers in the construction industries are being targeted with a series of potentially life-saving asbestos training courses. Furthermore, workers in the South and East Yorkshire will attend the courses to alert them to the dangers of exposure to asbestos.
The courses are being held in Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, Beverley and Goole. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and industry partners organise the courses. In addition, the purpose of the course is to reinforce the vital importance of asbestos awareness training. By law, anyone employed to work on any type of construction project must have been provided with the training.
The course is delivered in half-day training sessions. They will run from 20 March to 2 April.
HSE Inspector Medani Close, who specialises in the construction industry for HSE in South and East Yorkshire, said:
“Young tradespeople believe that because asbestos is no longer used in building work. And it no longer poses a threat to them. But that simply is not true. This is a potentially dangerous assumption to make.
“Asbestos was widely used in domestic, commercial and industrial premises for decades. Before it became illegal. Its presence is still widespread – and will be for many years to come.
“Asbestos awareness training will consequently help people in the building trades. It will help them to recognise asbestos. They will also understand its dangers. The courses will educate them about the steps that they can take to protect themselves.”
The courses cost £10 or £20 for a firm with more than 16 employees. UKATA accredit the courses. Courses run on 20 March Sheffield; 22 March Doncaster; 25 March Hull; 26 March Beverley and 2 April Goole.
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