Facts about Asbestos
*Asbestos is the biggest cause of deaths currently occurring as a result of work.
*Asbestos-related diseases kill an average of 20 tradespeople every week.
*It was widely used as a building material until 1999, when it was banned.
*It can still be found in any house or building built before 2000.
*It can take anywhere between 15_60 years for symptoms of an asbestos-related disease to develop.
*It can be in many commonly found materials and may be in places that you might not expect.
*You can’t see or smell asbestos fibres.
*Asbestos is only a danger when the fibres are released, made airborne and breathed in.
*As long as the asbestos is in good condition, is located somewhere where it can’t be easily damaged and is not
disturbed, then it should not be a risk to you.
The potentially deadly consequences of exposure to asbestos fibres:
* Mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lungs which is always fatal and is almost exclusively caused by
exposure to asbestos)
* Asbestos-related lung cancer (again almost always fatal)
* Asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs which is not always fatal but can be a very debilitating and painful disease,
greatly affecting quality of life)
* Diffuse pleural thickening (a thickening of the membrane surrounding the lungs which can restrict lung expansion
leading to breathlessness)
Training Courses Offered
Here at Global Environmental Services (Global EHS) we offer a variety of themed Asbestos Training Courses that can be tailored to your companies needs and requirements. Our training courses can be attended by 1 to 15 people both on site or offsite at our dedicated training facility giving you the flexibility you need to meet your businesses requirements.
Here are the main courses we offer:
Asbestos Awareness Training
Work With Non Licensed Asbestos
For further enquiries please contact us on 01530 450229 or 07789 778406
Global Environmental Health