Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 (VTQ)

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Asbestos and its dangers

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Understanding Asbestos Risks and Regulations in the UK

Overview of Asbestos Hazards

Asbestos stands as the leading cause of work-related deaths in the UK, with its fibres ubiquitous in the environment, posing potential risks to individuals.

Increased Risk Factors

Working near or on sites with damaged asbestos-containing material significantly escalates fibre exposure, heightening the risk of asbestos-related diseases.

Health Impacts

Exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to various diseases, including:

  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis

Effects may not manifest immediately but could emerge later in life.

Regulatory Compliance

All asbestos-related work must adhere to:

  • Control of Asbestos Regulations
  • Approved Code of Practice
  • Asbestos Licensing Regulations for removal processes.