Be Aware – Be Asbestos Aware
Asbestos awareness has greatly improved in construction over the years; however that doesn’t mean it should stop. The toxic substance is still killing up to 5,000 people every year and that number is rising.
In 2014/15 alone we saw a tragic 2,600 construction workers die due to cancer caused by exposure to the material.
The fight against this hazardous substance is far from over, especially when it comes to maintaining focus and avoiding unnecessary exposure in a working environment.
Legal responsibility lies firmly with employers to provide information, instruction and training to those who are likely to be in contact with asbestos.
If you work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present.
You will need asbestos awareness training so you know how to avoid the risks.