Quality Asbestos Training Courses In Westbury
Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal Training in Westbury
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.
Westbury 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 Westbury
Whether you are an electrician, a roofer or a grounds-worker, it is highly likely certain aspects of your work in Westbury bring you into contact with asbestos containing materials. Asbestos training courses, available in Westbury, 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.
Westbury Asbestos Courses – Non-Licensed Removal Training
By taking part in an accredited training session in Westbury, 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 Westbury, 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.
Westbury is a small market town situated at the western edge of Wiltshire beside the chalk downlands that form Salisbury Plain. The variety of the surrounding countryside – from the Downs to the broad vale of the White Horse – make it a delight for both the walker and cyclist and the area also provides the perfect location for most air sports.Westbury is exceptionally well positioned for all UK major road and railway connections with the mainline railway station offering links to London, Wales and the whole of the South West of England. The most famous landmark of the area is the vastly impressive Westbury White Horse which is both the oldest and largest White Horse in Wiltshire.Within Westbury, the Market Place is a charming old square formed by some of the oldest buildings in the town. Next to the historic Lopes Arms Hotel is the entrance to the 14th century All Saints Church with the third heaviest peal of eight bells in the world and an Erasmus Bible. Wall on through to Church Street to find one of the oldest operational swimming baths in the country.The name Westbury derives from the Saxon meaning West Burgh, presumably the fortified place in the west of the county.Westbury has a long and interesting history dating back to 1086 when the Domesday Book describes an estate of about 5,000 acres previously held by Edith, wife of the Saxon King Edward the Confessor. According to the Domesday Book its population was probably in the region of 600 including 9 beekeepers, 29 pigmen and an unspecified number of potters.The medieval town developed and the right to hold a weekly market and an annual fair was granted in 1252 and added to in 1291.A Borough Court was meeting by the mid-15th century and from 1448, representatives took their seats in Parliament.Westbury became an important centre in the production of high-quality woollen cloths for which the west of England was renowned throughout the world. Originally a cottage industry, weaving started to be industrialised as early as 1573 with a fulling mill at Bitham.With many more mills in operation, the town prospered as a result of this right through to the 19th century.As a result of this prosperity, Westbury is lucky to have benefitted from the philanthropy of the Laverton family of clothiers, in that they provided the Laverton Institute, the Public Baths and Prospect Square (almshouses for former clothworkers).The cloth industry declined and so too did Westbury but the towns fortunes were revived by the arrival of the railway in 1848 and the discovery of iron ore on land surrounding the existing railway station.The traditional industries of cloth manufacturing, gloving and iron ore production have all been replaced by other manufacturing, both large and small, on the industrial estates within the town. Westbury is fortunate also to still have its railway station, which is on the direct line from London through to the west country, allowing residents to commute to the larger commercial areas of Bristol, Reading and London.