Quality Asbestos Training Courses In Pontypool
Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Training in Pontypool
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.
Pontypool 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 Pontypool
Whether you are an electrician, a roofer or a grounds-worker, it is highly likely certain aspects of your work in Pontypool bring you into contact with asbestos containing materials. Asbestos training courses, available in Pontypool, 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.
Pontypool Asbestos Courses – Non-Licensed Removal Training
By taking part in an accredited training session in Pontypool, 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 Pontypool, 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.
Pontypool, one of the biggest towns in Torfaen, Monmouthshire, is less than twenty minutes from Newport on the South Wales coast. The town probably gets its name from a bridge near a swampy pool, but dont let that put you off exploring the beautiful Pontypool area today! Lying just to the West of the Llandegfedd Reservoir, this area of South Wales has so much to offer as a holiday destination.Whats Pontypool like?At the Eastern boundaries of the South Wales coalfields, and nestled round the Afon Lwyd river, Pontypools industrial roots (coal, steel, iron and railways) gave economic strength to the formerly agricultural area during its heyday, though Pontypool was never (strictly speaking) a coal-mining town, relying more on the iron and associated industries.BracchisWelsh mining communities used to be full of Bracchis cafes, originally set up by Italians in the nineteenth century. One still remains Marios Caf on Broad Street, and it is well worth a visit.Pontypool Park, Museum and Ski Slope!Pontypool Park is truly a facility that any town would be proud of. Not only is it home to the longest (and oldest) artificial ski slope in Wales but its massive 150 acres of parklands are amongst Wales best. At its Northern entrance sits the Pontypool museum which tells the areas historical stories through crafts, geology, archaeology, history and art. Theres also a shop and they hold workshops and temporary exhibitions, even hosting an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Theres even a stone circle in the park unusually, a modern one, built in the 1920s to commemorate the town holding the Eisteddfod.Pontypool RailwayPontypool RailwayPontypool and Blaenavon RailwayThis heritage railway is great for a family day out it runs from Furnace Sidings, Garn Lakes to Blaenavon, near the Big Pit Mining Museum. Theres a tea room at Furnace Sidings and a shop at Blaenavon. Do check their website for more information.Pontypool and Blaenavon RailwayPontypool isnt far from Raglan Castle (on the way to Monmouth), Newport Castle, Abergavennys White Castle and nearby moat, and theres also lots to do at Blaenavons ironworks, railway and museum. This area is steeped in fascinating industrial as well as ancient history.Pontypool, the movieIn 2009, a psychological zombie thriller called Pontypool was made, some filmed on location in Pontypool . Why not watch the film then go location spotting!?How to get to PontypoolPontypool is just South of the M4 at Newport, making it accessible to the rest of the UKs motorway network. Situated at the point where the A4042 and the A472 cross, the town is easily accessible, and its proximity to the M4 makes travel to the Western part of South Wales (or across the Severn estuary towards Bristol) very straightforward. For those who prefer not to drive, its worth knowing that the town has a railway station, though this is unmanned.Where to stayWe offer the visitor to Pontypool some wonderful properties in the local area cottages and hotels in the main. Many are pet friendly, and some even offer tennis courts, stabling and grazing for horses, so why not stay with us during your holiday in South Wales, the Brecon Beacons and the South Wales Coast? Do look through our listings below.