Asbestos Awareness Course

Description of the course
Target group
The primary target group for this asbestos awareness training is marine engineers, including those who are newly qualified, as well as experienced engineers who may encounter asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) as part of their work on ships or in shipyards. This training is also relevant for maintenance staff, safety officers, and anyone else involved in ship repair or maintenance where asbestos exposure could occur.
Course objectives
To ensure participants can recognize asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in their work environment to prevent exposure, provide knowledge on safe working practices and procedures when working in areas where asbestos is present or suspected; inform about the relevant laws, regulations, and standards related to asbestos management and worker protection in the maritime industry and prepare participants to effectively respond to asbestos exposure incidents or discoveries of undisturbed ACMs in the workplace.
Course content
Introduction to Asbestos:
  • Definition and types of asbestos.
  • History of asbestos use in the maritime industry.
  • Common locations and materials where asbestos might be found on ships.

Health Risks and Exposure:
  • How asbestos affects health.
  • Types of diseases caused by asbestos exposure.
  • The importance of early detection and health monitoring.

Legal Framework and Regulations:
  • International and national regulations governing asbestos management in the maritime industry.
  • Compliance requirements for ships and marine engineering facilities.

Recognizing and Assessing Asbestos Hazards:
  • Identifying potential asbestos-containing materials in marine environments.
  • Assessing the risk of exposure and implementing control measures.

Safe Work Practices and Procedures:
  • Engineering controls and work practices to minimize asbestos exposure.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Decontamination procedures for personnel and equipment.
Duration of the training course
1 day
The price is 110 EUR.
Certificate validity
Riga, Latvia

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