Quality Asbestos Training Courses In Barnstaple
Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Training in Barnstaple
Asbestos pops up all over the place in buildings across the UK. It was so widely used it is often one of those materials we need to be trained to work with.
Barnstaple invested nearly 60 years in using asbestos containing materials within the fabric of its buildings. This has contributed to the awful legacy of ill health, disease and death amongst UK workers. At the last count 5,500 people were losing their lives each and every year to asbestos conditions.
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Asbestos Training in Barnstaple
Whether you are an electrician, a roofer or a grounds-worker, it is highly likely certain aspects of your work in Barnstaple bring you into contact with asbestos containing materials. Asbestos training courses, available in Barnstaple, help teach you to work on these products in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Non-licensed training will ensure you have the knowledge to not only work with asbestos safely, but how to deal with all the other issues around it like method-statements, disposal and transport to name a few.
Barnstaple Asbestos Courses – Non-Licensed Removal Training
By taking part in an accredited training session in Barnstaple, you are assured of a quality service as our course has been externally audited. This verification of compliance with the legal requirements has been carried out by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP). Our course is certified to meet their standards.
Asbestos Training courses run in Barnstaple, under the IATP accreditation, are 1-day in duration and include asbestos awareness in the syllabus. This avoids the longer and more costly route stipulated by UKATA saving you both time and money. As a further advantage, Fit2Fit accredited face fit testing is also available as part of the course.
Barnstaple is a large and thriving market town, the capital of North Devon. The town has a population of just over 25,000, but this figure doubles when the immediate surrounding parishes are included. In fact it serves 130,000 people across the nearby area. Barnstaple is fast expanding too, with new housing developments expected to add 8,000 to the population over the next 15-20 years. As the main town in North Devon, Barnstaple has much to offer residents, visitors, and workers: A large town centre, now spanning both sides of the River Taw and featuring a wide selection of major national retailers and independent shops. A wonderful heritage offer with many historic buildings, including Barnstaple Guildhall, the Pannier Market, St Annes Arts & Community Centre (once a medieval chantry chapel), Penrose and Pilton Almshouses, North Devon Athenaeum (now the Museum), the Albert Clock, Queen Annes Walk, and the towns churches. The town also hosts a range of annual events steeped in history, including Barnstaple Fair, Barnstaple Carnival, and Pilton Green Man Day. Culture galore, with the regions major theatre, the Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, a multi-screen cinema, art galleries, arts and cultural events at the Guildhall, St Annes Arts & Community Centre and elsewhere, and regular live music at small and medium sized venues right across the town. A strong educational offer, with 13 schools including two secondary. The further and higher education college, Petroc, is one of the leading colleges in the South West. Sports for all with North Devon Leisure Centre, Tarka Tennis Centre, successful football and rugby teams, water sports on the River Taw, Parkrun, gyms, and diverse range of sports clubs. Leisure activities to suit all tastes, including a wide range of cafés and restaurants, 17 parks and play areas, riverside walks on the Tarka Trail, town tours, pubs and clubs, go karting, and ten pin bowling. A strong local economy supporting 40,000 jobs with major employers in the retail, tourism, manufacturing, advanced scientific, health and education sectors. Unemployment is lower than the national average. Nearby, some of the UKs most beautiful coastline, and major tourist destinations such as Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Combe Martin, Lynton, Lynmouth, Croyde, Braunton, Saunton and Westward Ho! Good supporting infrastructure including North Devon District Hospital and community health services, a railway station, road links to the M5, Exeter and Plymouth, and a bus station.