Asbestos awarenessWestminster Compliance | 18/08/2017
It appears that the HSE is getting serious regarding incidents where companies have not followed the correct guidelines for workers exposed to asbestos and the correct treatment/removal of asbestos. Within the London area there has recently been a court case where a combination of three companies who were involved with the refurbishment of a council estate were fined a total of one million pounds for not following the rules.
Many of us and our staff work in areas where we might be exposed to asbestos and not even realise it! Anyone employing staff who might be exposed to asbestos is responsible for ensuring their staff are protected. We need to seriously re-think our strategies here as the implications to us or to our staff who are exposed and the very long and nasty illness that they can suffer is dreadful. And no-one wants to be in a situation where we are taken to court by the HSE!
The simplest answer is to follow this link: http://westminstercompliance.co.uk/e-learning/asbestos/ This ROSPA approved and fully certificated course has a cost of £25 plus VAT. It will open your eyes to the vast number of products that originally had some asbestos content and how to recognise them. Many of our regular clients who have staff needing this knowledge purchase these courses from us in bulk!
Remember that if you have done the best that you can to stop your staff from asbestos exposure then you are very unlikely to find yourself in a bad situation!
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