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W504 - Asbestos and other fibres. Date Location. Welcome. Opening comments Emergency Procedures Introductions. Tutor 1. Details / information. Tutor 2. Details / information. Delegates. Name Job title / role Company What is your experience of asbestos?. Course Aims.
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W504 - Asbestos and other fibres Date Location
Welcome • Opening comments • Emergency Procedures • Introductions
Tutor 1 • Details / information
Tutor 2 • Details / information
Delegates • Name • Job title / role • Company • What is your experience of asbestos?
Course Aims • To enhance knowledge of industrial hygiene practice in relation to fibrous dusts. • This module concentrates on asbestos, but other fibres, e.g. machine made mineral fibres (MMMF) are also covered • Give an understanding of the • Health risks associated with asbestos and other fibres • How the risks from asbestos products can be evaluated • How the risks from asbestos products can be controlled • Options for remediation of asbestos
Course learning outcomes • Participants will be able to: • describe the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine made mineral fibres and other fibres and their historical uses • describe the health effects of asbestos and other fibrous materials and apply appropriate exposure limits • describe the uses of asbestos in buildings and the public health risk that these may pose
Course learning outcomes • Participants will be able to: • understand principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys including taking samples and identifying bulk asbestos types by microscopic techniques including relevant safety requirements • be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation and the use of decontamination units
Course learning outcomes • Participants will be able to: • understand the principles of clearance testing, the requirements for measurement and appropriate techniques for post remediation evaluation • conduct air sampling to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos or other fibres in accordance with defined procedures including microscopic counting techniques • have the ability to advise on all the various techniques for the management of asbestos in buildings in accordance with good practice
Topics to be discussed • Asbestos and other fibres • Health hazards and exposure limits • Personal protective equipment • Asbestos in buildings and surveys • Risk assessment of asbestos containing materials • Management of asbestos containing materials • Asbestos removal • Air sampling • Analysis of bulk samples (principles) • Fibre counting (principles)
Format of course • Day 1 – Lectures • Day 2 – Lectures + practical session • Day 3 – Lectures + practical session • Day 4 – Lectures + case studies / syndicate work • Day 5 – Course review and examinations • Note: There are evening revision questions each day. These will be discussed at the start of the following morning
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