When it Comes to Asbestos, it’s Better to be Safe Than Sorryby HSQE UK professional online training courses
As a worker in the construction business, there’s a good chance you are at a risk for asbestos exposure. When it comes to working around asbestos, taking some precautions can go a long way toward keeping you out of harm’s way.
Asbestos was used generously in many types of pre-1980’s building construction. It was then determined to be a hazardous material and its employment essentially curtailed. Asbestos, also known as, the ‘silent killer’ is often present without any sign or even peoples’ knowledge of its presence. Symptoms of asbestos exposure aren’t quick and may take even take decades to take shape but, once present, they can be deadly. People with long-time exposure to asbestos have a realistic chance of developing serious lung problems as they get older. This includes cancer.
Formal risk assessment training on the subject of the dangers posed by asbestos and the safety measure needed to ensure your safety is easy to receive. It consists of recognizing what areas in the workplace are likely to be a risk and how to deal with the present situation. In many cases, the solution is to simply leave the material in place without disturbing it.
For all the risks it presents, enrolling their employees in a formal asbestos awareness course should be the obligation of every business. It doesn’t take long to make people informed of the possible risks and prudent precautions in this area. An ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure.
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