Boss Training, specialists in the provision of work at height and safety training, is celebrating the re-launch of its national asbestos awareness training service by offering clients free places on its UKATA registered Asbestos Awareness Training Course in Leeds.
According to the Health and Safety Executive asbestos is still the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK, with recent figures showing that every week 20 tradesman die from asbestos-related diseases through past exposure to asbestos fibres. As a result, Boss Training is aiming to encourage more people to attend this essential course at its Leeds training centre by offering a free place to every one in three group bookings. The course is vital for anyone who could potentially be exposed to asbestos in a work situation. The half-day course, which includes written and oral presentations, focuses on providing attendees with comprehensive information about the properties and types of asbestos; the uses and likely occurrences of asbestos; how to avoid the risk of being exposed to asbestos, as well as procedures to take in an emergency, where asbestos has been found. In addition, Boss Training can tailor the course to the specific requirements of individual customers.
Andrew Murphy, managing director of Boss Training, said:
“Because the use of brown and blue asbestos was only banned in 1985, and white asbestos as late as 1999, there are still many buildings which were built prior to those dates where asbestos can be found. Exposure is therefore still a real risk when workers disturb the fabric of buildings. As a result, we felt it was important to encourage as many people as possible to attend the course by introducing this special promotional offer which coincides with the re-launch of our national asbestos awareness service.”
The dangers of exposure to asbestos were recently highlighted in newspaper reports which claimed that Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of the Sex Pistols, was exposed to asbestos at his clothes shop in the 1970s, after disturbing ceiling tiles during renovation work. Andrew continued: ‘Even if you are carrying out renovation work on your own home, there could be an element of risk involved in being exposed to asbestos. Consequently, we are also receiving many enquiries from private individuals about attending our asbestos awareness course prior to starting any major renovation work.
Companies and individuals interested in attending the asbestos course and taking advantage of this special offer, should contact Boss Training on 0845 680 0495.
Boss Training is registered with the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) to deliver accredited courses and issue genuine training certificates.