Asbestos awareness: ‘Educating the public is key’

Asbestos awareness: Education is key

WHEN it comes to raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos, education and training are absolutely key.

With so much advice out there, it can be difficult to know where to turn for information you can trust and training which is tailored to suit your individual needs.

To mark national Day of Education, the team at Acorn Analytical Services is turning a spotlight on the training and information it offers workers in the industry to help keep you – and your team – safe and protected.

Who needs formal asbestos awareness training?

If you work in any role which could put you at risk of coming into contact with asbestos, you need to arrange awareness training for you and your team as soon as possible.

Typical roles could include general maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers and gas fitters, painters, decorators, joiners and plasterers, demolition and construction workers, roofing contractors, heating, ventilation and telecommunication engineers, fire and burglar alarm installers, architects, building surveyors and shopfitters.

Delivered by our team of experts – each with more than ten years’ experience – our face-to-face training courses are backed by UKATA – the leading authority on asbestos training in the UK.

During the course you will learn from the very best in the business, each one with first hand experience of dealing with all the dangers. The training will focus on how to avoid ‘accidental disturbance’ and the steps you should take immediately if the worst should happen.

Within 24 hours of completing your training you will receive a certificate and our experts will be on hand to offer any advice you need.

Asbestos: The Dark Arts – an introduction to asbestos

If you’re new to the industry, and are keen to understand the basics, our best-selling book Asbestos: The Dark Arts is a good place to start.

Written by Acorn Analytical Services’ directors, Ian Stone and Neil Munro, the book explains what makes this material so dangerous and will help you to understand the steps you need to take to comply with the latest regulations and ensure everyone around you is safe.

As well as helpful advice and facts, you’ll also find details of a number of important tasks which will help you manage your asbestos more efficiently.

Since its launch, Asbestos: The Dark Arts has earned a five-star rating on Amazon making it a must-have educational resource for anyone involved with health and safety and facilities management.

Learn about health and safety on the move

Finding the time to do your research can be tough but Acorn Analytical Services has the answer with its Asbestos: Knowledge Empire podcast.

Each episode offers a handy insight into the industry covering subjects including asbestos in listed buildings, the essentials when it comes to PPE and the important rules when it comes to handling asbestos.

Hosted by Ian and Neil, this podcast is an important tool in your arsenal. You’ll also find information about the important work Acorn Analytical Services does when it comes to raising awareness of asbestos and its links with the deadly cancer, mesothelioma.

You can listen to the latest episode of Asbestos: Knowledge Empire wherever you are on your podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

For more information about Acorn Analytical Services, and the training and information the company offers, visit their website at www.acorn.as.com.

Acorn is a professional consultancy helping organisations deal with compliance using surveysair testing, and removal management. 

Please call one of the team, or use the online form to obtain your free quotation. If you would like further information or advice on asbestos training, contact the team on 0844 818 0895 or Contact Us

Ian Stone

I am based out of our Northampton office but regularly travel to meet with new and existing clients. I have assisted thousands of clients over the years on varying-sized projects, several have been schemes totalling over one million pounds spent purely on asbestos. Together with Neil Munro, I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I am Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.

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