W504 – Asbestos & Other Fibres

This course aims to: Enhance the student’s knowledge of occupational hygiene practise in relation to fibrous dust. The module concentrates on asbestos, but other fibres, eg. Machine made mineral fibres, aramids, carbon etc., which are increasingly finding uses in industry are also covered.

Objective:

This course aims to: Enhance the student’s knowledge of occupational hygiene practise in relation to fibrous dust. The module concentrates on asbestos, but other fibres, eg. Machine made mineral fibres, aramids, carbon etc., which are increasingly finding uses in industry are also covered. Successful completion of this module will benefit those working in asbestos consultancy as well as in mainstream occupational hygiene, giving an understanding of the health risks associated with asbestos and other fibres as well as the means of evaluation and control.

Suitability – Who should attend?:

Successful completion of this module will benefit those working in asbestos consultancy as well as in mainstream occupational hygiene, giving an understanding of the health risks associated with asbestos and other fibres as well as the means of evaluation and control. 

Pre Course Requisites:

Any queries can be sent via info@natas.co.uk and one of our industry experienced trainers will reply accordingly.

Duration:

5-day course including exam

There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes. 

Outcome/Qualification:

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

• describe the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine-made mineral 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;

• understand the 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;

• understand all 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

Expenses:

We currently provide in-house training only for BOHS W504

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Who are Natas?

NATAS was first established in 1996 as the National Asbestos Training & Accreditation Scheme. It was the first 100% dedicated asbestos training provider in the UK and the first independent asbestos training provider to be recognised by HSE. Since then NATAS has trained tens of thousands of people in all aspects of asbestos from awareness through to asbestos removal and maintenance, asbestos surveying, material analysis, air testing and consultancy.

NATAS remains the UK's longest established independent asbestos training provider and to this day maintains itself as a highly respected training provider in the UK and worldwide.

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