Asbestos – Costs
The Dangers of Asbestos
The dangers of asbestos have long been documented but never has it been more prevalent until the recent court ruling; it potentially leaves company insurers paying out as much as £5bn to relatives of those who have died from cancers related to it.
Some claims have dated back from the 1940’s; and the court ruling states that insurance liability is from the time an employee was exposed to asbestos, not when the symptoms appeared.
Lord Clarke said, “The negligent exposure of an employee to asbestos during the insurance policy period has a sufficient causal link with subsequently arising mesothelioma to trigger the insurer’s obligation.”
With related diseases causing more than 5,000 deaths every year.
3B Training offers a ½ day course that will help managers and employees meet the intent of the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations’. And the requirement to train those who may be at risk from accidental exposures to asbestos.
The course will cover areas such as highlighting the awareness of the risks associated with asbestos. It will also cover where it is typically found and the emergency procedures to follow if they discover it at any time. Open courses run for as little as £65 (+VAT). In-house courses are also available.
The Asbestos Awareness training course gives delegates a greater knowledge of asbestos. You will learn about what it is, it’s dangers and how it affects the industry.
When you complete the Asbestos Awareness training course delegates will have the following knowledge. They will be able to spot what materials asbestos could feature in. Delegates will also learn where to find it. They will have better know how of the risks, procedures and hazards in the situation of working with asbestos.
Anyone in the construction industry – by law must have been provided with Asbestos Awareness training.
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