It is a legal requirement that employers must offer training to all those who may come into contact with asbestos. It is also important that if such training has been received that appropriate certificates are produced which demonstrate that such training has been received. Even more important that if you have received training that you follow the guidelines of that training – you cannot afford to take shortcuts!
Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) – a not for profit organisation providing comprehensive list of independent asbestos training providers in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) sets standards for training and ensures that its members reach those standards.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance and training packages and identifies different levels of training specific to the tasks being undertaken.
Accounts of a personal experience can make a huge impact upon individuals and groups. It helps to heighten awareness and highlights the need for preventative measures. Please do get in touch and invite AASC along to meet with groups, and if you desire a moving personal account of living with a mesothelioma diagnosis can be delivered. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0292 036 3550 and speak to Jo.
Self Help for patients and carers
On line course are available to help widen self knowledge about living with cancers. There are also opportunities to attend arranged courses. We would be delighted to facilitate a course in an venue close to you.
MacMillan Cancer Care Cymru has details of Living with cancer courses – HOPE.
More information can be found on the MacMillan learnzone.