Asbestos Awareness Event – Newport
Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.
The consequences of not being ‘asbestos aware’ can devastate the lives of tradesmen and their families. HSE estimates that on average, 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related diseases each week.
When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. The four main ones are: mesothelioma (which is always fatal), lung cancer (almost always fatal), asbestosis (not always fatal, but it can be very debilitating) and diffuse pleural thickening (not fatal).
To help raise awareness, a free half day event is being held on 31 January 2012 at Christchurch Centre, BT Compound, Malpas Road, Newport NP20 5PP. It will run from 9am – 12pm and will include refreshments. The event will cover asbestos surveys, HSE’s requirements under the Asbestos Regulations and the view of the contractor.
This event provides health and safety advice and guidance so that those who may be exposed to asbestos at work know what to do to protect themselves and others. It is a MUST for all small construction companies and self employed involved in refurbishment and those in trades such as plumbers, carpenters etc.
Due to limited spaces, this event is for trades people only who work for companies with less than 40 employees. A maximum of 4 delegates per company. Bookings will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book your place, send your details to Constructing Excellence in Wales via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 029 2046 3233. For any other enquiries, please contact Anne.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To see why you should attend, visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/hiddenkiller/real-life-stories.htm
The South Wales Working Well Together Group is running the event and has members from across the industry spectrum, including representatives from major contractors, training organisations, councils and HSE.