Asbestos Training and Surveys

Asbestos can kill people and cripple businesses. We can train your staff in asbestos awareness. We can also carry out asbestos surveys for you, so that everyone is protected from this lethal material.

If you have premises where asbestos may be present, you need a documented Asbestos Management Plan. If you are a contractor employing workers who carry out trades on site, your staff need externally audited asbestos awareness training.

When it comes to asbestos awareness training for our members we ask for high standards of delivery and professionalism in all aspects. Award Health and Safety always achieve on both counts, and our members receive true value for money year upon year.

Colin Langdown
Chairman
Electical Contractors Association South Central Region

A huge thank you to Chris for the great job he did on the abrasive wheels course on Thursday! I was really impressed with the amount of detail he covered in such a short space of time and he really made it interesting. I was pleased that he covered details regarding the law and the HSE which is important for everyone in the company to know. The practical application at the end was excellent as he really tested everyone on their knowledge. It’s always important to ensure people not just listen to the details but actually understand why they are doing things a certain way so that part of the course was so crucial.

Chris also asked me to try my hand at the practical application which was extremely useful, if a little nerve wracking! It gave me a much better understanding of the importance of how the machines work and how best to keep everyone safe.

Alyson Hyslop
Admin Assistant
Rappa Fencing Ltd

The Dorset Construction Training Forum which has 58 Dorset based construction companies as members have been working with Award H&S for four years. During this time Chris and his team have delivered asbestos awareness training and scaffold safety training courses to our members. Award are an extremely helpful and knowledgable organisation, I value their updates on the latest H&S issues that our members have to consider and their flexible approach to our demanding training needs.

Caroline Bennetts
Training Officer
Dorset Construction Training Forum

Award Health and Safety have been of great service to Authorn for a number of years with onsite requirements, training and also seeking accreditations from various organisations.

They are very knowledgeable with all aspects of site construction health and safety requirements, and provide a prompt and friendly service.

Ken Madgwick
Managing Director
Authorn Limited Surfacing Contractors

a beneficial course, more than just a tick in the box as it brought up a few things we weren’t aware of and weren’t currently checking 100%. Delivered by an instructor who knew his subject, delivered his content without waffle and not ‘death by power point’. Good practical/interactive demos to make the students think rather than just ‘stare’

Tim Welford
Operations Manager
Subsea Vision Ltd

‘Common Areas’ Asbestos Surveys for blocks of flats

In blocks of flats there is a need to have an asbestos survey to cover the common areas (such as stairs and corridors) under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The common areas will also need a Fire Risk Assessment. If you are a Block Manager or the freeholder of a block of flats we can carry out both Fire Risk Assessments and Asbestos Surveys for you, enabling you to meet your legal obligations.

How can Award Health & Safety Ltd help businesses manage asbestos?

Our approach is to provide accurate and up to date advice and support tailored to the needs of the client. Our extensive experience allows us to provide practical assistance for even the most daunting of requirements. In particular, our Asbestos services for you might include:

  • Undertaking asbestos surveys for Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM’s), for which we use UKAS-accredited laboratories to analyse samples of materials taken
  • Undertaking risk assessments to advise you on how best to deal with the asbestos danger
  • Preparing a specification and scope of works for any asbestos-related works
  • Producing your Asbestos Management Policy document
  • Compilation of the Asbestos Register, in various Formats which are easy to use and keep up to date
  • Asbestos Awareness Training (Registered IATP Member) for your employees and contractors who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials on your premises
  • Training for your Projects and Estates staff on managing Asbestos danger and managing your Contractors
  • Checking the condition of identified asbestos-containing materials at pre-agreed intervals for you (subject to a Management Plan being agreed)
  • Reviewing and auditing your asbestos procedures to make sure they are relevant and effective.

How do we provide this support?

We can tailor our support to account for your particular circumstances, which will typically involve one or both of the following Stand-alone work where a project is undertaken, such as surveying your premises or compiling your Asbestos Policy. Long-term support arrangements, where our work forms part of an agreement to provide assistance to you over a minimum period and take the worry out of managing your asbestos. Here, we will regularly check the condition of asbestos materials for you, provide training and keep your records up to date.

Award Health & Safety Sponsor IATP Recognition Award

Award Health & Safety Ltd sponsored an IATP Award on Saturday the 26th January 2013. The Recognition Award went to Mavis Nye for her tireless work, since being diagnosed with Mesothelioma herself, bringing to the world’s attention how this disease affects ‘normal’ families.

Asbestos poses a serious threat to health. It is estimated that up to 500,000 non-domestic buildings in the UK contain some form of asbestos and thousands of people die each year as a result of asbestos exposure.

 

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You need to comply with Health and Safety legislation. With a detailed knowledge of this complex field we can guide you every step of the way.

Asbestos Training and Surveys
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