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The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 (No. 10 of 2005) imposes specific duties on employers to provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to their employees.

The Asbestos Regulations require employers to provide appropriate training and adequate information (Regulation 17) to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos-containing dust. The regulations specify particular information that must be covered during training.

The finer details

The programme is divided into 6 sessions delivered in a half day, it is an awareness training course for operatives and managers.

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Who should attend?

Anyone who may encounter asbestos or asbestos containing materials in the workplace.

What will be covered?

  • Types of asbestos
  • World Trade Center case study
  • Where asbestos is found
  • What happens to asbestos
  • Dangers of asbestos
  • How asbestos enters our body
  • How asbestos affects our health
  • Symptoms of asbestososis
  • Relevant legislation
  • Duties under the legislation
  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Hazards and risks (Section 19 - SHWA 2005)
  • Training requirements
  • Licenced & unlicensed work
  • What to do when asbestos is discovered
  • Essential PPE
  • Cleaning and maintaining PPE
  • Disposal of asbestos and contaminated PPE
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