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Discusses questions about asbestos such as what is asbestos, why is it dangerous, why was it used, how do you get exposed to asbestos, where does asbestos come from - does it grow or is it mined? Read More

This article deals with how to get an asbestos awareness certificate online. These are required by most major construction companies before work activities or access to site is allowed. Other names often used are asbestos awareness course or asbestos training course. Read More

Silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos. Heavy and prolonged exposure to RCS can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases. HSE commissioned estimates it was responsible for  the death of over 500 construction workers in 2005. In addition to the risks from lung cancer, silica is also linked....

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There is no difference between either UKATA or IATP as certification bodies. Both Asbestos Awareness Online Training certificates are universally recognised. If you want more information about UKATA and IATP......... Read More 

In this article, we answer several questions about asbestos awareness training and identification, including:

  • What is asbestos awareness training?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How often do I have to do it?
  • How do I know if I have got asbestos in my house and how do I test for it?

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Workers in fabricated metal businesses are often exposed to dangerous chemicals, such as welding fumes and metalworking fluids. To help workers understand the dangers associated with these chemicals, and what can be done to protect themselves from them, we have created an article that answers several frequently asked questions, including:

  • Are welding fumes toxic?
  • What are metalworking fluids?
  • What is health surveillance?
  • What training do metalworkers need?

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Dust is a substance that workers are often exposed to at work, especially those that work in construction and manufacturing.

Many of these dusts can pose a risk to a person's health, so it is important that those who do come into contact with dust are aware of the answers to certain key questions, such as:

  • How much dust can harm me?
  • What does COSHH cover?
  • How do I control construction dust?

For answers to these questions and more, click here to view our dust control and prevention article.

Recently, a number of questions have been raised about the IATP, including:

  • Who are the IATP?
  • What is the purpose of the IATP?
  • What does being an IATP member mean?

To clear up any confusion, we have written an article that answers these questions, which can be viewed here.

Asbestos is a highly dangerous material that can cause a number of long-term and potentially fatal illnesses. As a result, it is important that anyone who works with asbestos, or suspects that they have asbestos in their home, understands how to identify it, and how it is tested for and removed.

To help with this, we have created an article that answers several key questions, such as:

  • What is asbestos?
  • How can I test for asbestos in my house?
  • How do I remove asbestos?

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Anyone who works with asbestos, or is likely to come across it while at work, must take appropriate asbestos training. However, there are several kinds of asbestos training and it can be difficult to understand the differences between them.

To help with this, we have created an article that answers the following questions:

  • How do I choose the right asbestos training?
  • What is asbestos awareness training?
  • What is non-licensed asbestos training?

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Asbestos is an incredibly dangerous material, with previous exposure to it causing a large number of illnesses and deaths. In this article, we explore several questions about asbestos removal, including:

  • Is it safe to remove asbestos yourself?
  • Can I remove any type of asbestos?

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations are designed to manage the risks associated with working around asbestos. They place a number of requirements on employers, including the requirement to provide appropriate asbestos training.

In this article, we look at regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and answer several questions about it, including:

  • What are the Control of Asbestos Regulations?
  • What is meant by the control of asbestos?
  • What is regulation 10 and who does it apply to?

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Asbestos is very dangerous, and inhaling it can cause someone to develop serious health issues such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

As a result, it is important that any work where a person may be exposed to asbestos is fully risk assessed, and suitable precautions are put in place to prevent them from experiencing harm.

In this article, we will look at what asbestos risk assessments are, how to complete them, and who can complete them. Click here to view the article.

In April 2022, the UK government published a report that looks at how to tackle the ongoing risk that asbestos still poses. It outlines several things about the UK's response to asbestos, such as stating that a clear deadline needs to be set for the removal of asbestos from non-domestic buildings such as factories, hospitals, schools and shops.

In this article, we look at some of the findings of this report and outline what it could mean for those that work with or around asbestos. Click here to view the article.