Quality Asbestos Training Courses In Taunton
Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Training in Taunton
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.
Taunton 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 Taunton
Whether you are an electrician, a roofer or a grounds-worker, it is highly likely certain aspects of your work in Taunton bring you into contact with asbestos containing materials. Asbestos training courses, available in Taunton, 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.
Taunton Asbestos Courses – Non-Licensed Removal Training
By taking part in an accredited training session in Taunton, 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 Taunton, 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.
Taunton is the county town of Somerset, and is the site of Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset County Cricket Club’s County Ground, as well as home to 40 Commando, Royal Marines. Somerset County Council is based at County Hall in Taunton, and the town geographically lies on the River Tone between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon hills in an area known as the Vale of Taunton.Taunton is the county town of Somerset, with a history going back to at least the 7th century. Sometime around AD 680, King Ine of Wessex built a fortification here by the River Tone. The king gathered a council of his leading nobles to Taunton to draw up a code of law. The fortification was later destroyed by Ethelburga, his queen, to prevent it being seized by rebels.The name Taunton comes from Old English meaning a settlement by the River Tone (Tone Tun).Taunton grew in importance during the late Saxon period, and Alfred the Great made it a burgh, or fortified town. In AD 904 it was granted a charter, giving the townsfolk a measure of independence, and later in the 10th century a mint was established. A regular market was held where The Parade is now.During the medieval period Taunton’s wealth grew as a centre for the wool trade, and fulling mills were built to process the raw wool. Wool from Taunton was exported to Europe and as far afield as Africa. The glorious church of St Mary Magdalene with its superb west tower is a reminder of the wealth of Taunton’s wool merchants.Throughout the medieval period the manor of Taunton was owned by the Bishop of Winchester. Around 1125 a priory was founded and the Bishop began to build a castle beside the priory. The priory moved outside the town walls twenty years later but the castle remained. A reminder of the priory can be found in the modern street name of Canon Street, and in Vivary Park, named for the Bishop’s ‘vivaria’, or fish ponds.In 1627 Taunton was granted a new charter giving it a mayor and civic corporation, and freeing it from the influence of the Bishops of Winchester.