Looking for Asbestos Training Courses?
Whether you’re planning your asbestos training courses for six months down the line or you need it immediately, you can count on us. We will deliver HSE compliant training to your site at an agreed time and date and your certificates will be emailed to you within seven days of the successful completion of your training.
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We only select trainers that have experience in the course subject that they are teaching.
Our training meets all the necessary HSE recommendations where required.
We’re proud of the number of repeat clients we have, and we will work hard to form a great relationship with you too.
What the HSE say
Asbestos is responsible for over 5000 deaths every year. Younger people, if routinely exposed to asbestos fibres over time, are at greater risk of developing asbestos-related disease than older workers. This is due to the time it takes for the body to develop symptoms after exposure to asbestos (latency). Exposure to asbestos can cause four main diseases:
- Mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lungs; it is always fatal and is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos)
- Asbestos-related lung cancer (which is almost always fatal)
- Asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs which is not always fatal but can be a very debilitating disease, greatly affecting quality of life)
- Diffuse pleural thickening (a thickening of the membrane surrounding the lungs which can restrict lung expansion leading to breathlessness.)
It can take anywhere between 15-60 years for any symptoms to develop after exposure, so these diseases will not affect you immediately but may do later in life. You need to start protecting yourself against any exposure to asbestos now because the effect is cumulative.
Asbestos was a widely used material within commercial buildings, homes and machinery until 1999, when it was banned. This means that asbestos is common in the general environment. However, working directly with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can give personal exposures to airborne asbestos that are much higher than normal environmental levels. Repeated occupational exposures can give rise to a substantial cumulative exposure over time. This will increase the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in the future.
Most of the current fatal cases from asbestos exposure (approximately 4000 deaths per year) are associated with very high exposures from past industrial processes and installation of asbestos products.
You can read more on the HSE website by clicking here
Asbestos Awareness Training Courses
Our Asbestos Awareness training course gives workers the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.
Duty to Manage Asbestos Training Courses
Duty to Manage Asbestos training courses should be taken by people with responsibilities for the management of asbestos in buildings.
Non-Licensed Working with Asbestos Training Courses
The Non-Licensed Working with Asbestos training course includes a mixture of theory and practical training to ensure you have the knowledge to work safely when disturbing non-licensed (Cat B) asbestos.
Who we are
Sherwood Knowledge is an extension to the success of Soteria Asbestos Limited which is a multi-award-winning asbestos consultancy dealing with large clients such as the Police CSI departments, nationwide housing associations, a network of churches and major Blue-chip companies.
Under the demand for us to deliver other types of training, we created a new consultancy to run alongside Soteria Asbestos, called Sherwood Knowledge. Here we have joined with other trusted and highly competent trainers to offer our high standard of training covering subjects such as Asbestos Training, Fire Safety Training, First Aid Training, Health and Safety Training and Business Development Courses such as Lean Six Sigma and Digital Marketing.
Our trainers are available seven days a week and can come to your site or to a venue near you if you don’t have suitable training space.
The Health and Safety training we provide complies with the latest HSE guidelines and is delivered in an enjoyable and jargon-free way.
What our clients say
“A happy customer is a repeat customer.”
Peter Cassettari – Managing Director