ABP UK | W504
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This module aims to enhance the delegate’s knowledge of occupational hygiene practice in relation to fibrous dusts. The module concentrates on asbestos but includes other fibres, e.g. MMMF, ARAMIDS etc.

 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. 

Topics Covered

  • Asbestos and other fibres
  • Health hazards and exposure limits
  • Legislation
  • Asbestos in buildings and surveys
  • Asbestos removal and clearance testing
  • Air sampling
  • Analysis of bulk samples
  • Fibre counting

Course Dates: To take a look at Course Dates and to Book, click here.

Course Tutors:  Richard Pomeroy ; Sara Mason

Course Duration
5-day course including examination.

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