Asbestos Removal and How We Train Our Employees

Asbestos Removal Training - pod construction

Posted on 10th December, 2015

We say it all the time, but Health and Safety really is our number one priority here at Northern Insulation. We work to remove asbestos on a daily basis across the North West, and the rigorous procedures we follow are necessary for the safety of our own employees, and the clients we work for in the long term.

Our training schedule is constant and we employ three staff who are responsible for our teams, ensuring they are compliant and conversant in all things relating to the safe removal of asbestos.

Asbestos Removal Training - Airlock construction

Asbestos Removal Training – Airlock construction

We conduct our training on a weekend so it does not impact on our work schedule during the week. All staff involved in the removal of asbestos take part in our training programme which is tailored to each individual member based on their role and business requirements.

One of the areas we pay particular attention to is RPE. Respiratory protective equipment is essential in the removal of asbestos. We recently tested some of the world’s smallest powered air purifying respirators which you can read more about here. The HSE also provide comprehensive info about RPE and asbestos if you are interested in learning more visit their site.

The first part of training will nearly always focus on RPE and PPE as until that is covered we are unable to start any job. From there, the key areas we focus on are enclosure construction and fault finding. In the coming weeks we will be looking at these two topics more in-depth, to provide information and advice on how these procedures impact a project. 

Our training team is a dedicated mix of internal and external trainers with courses running throughout the year. The end result means our teams are provided with the best possible skills and practices we are able to provide, relating to the removal of asbestos. This not only ensures our sites are safe but that our clients receive the best possible outcomes for their projects. 

Northern Insulation Contractors are specialists in Asbestos Removal and Abatement, Thermal Insulation and Specialist Coatings. However large or small your project please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific requirements. We operate throughout the North of England including Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool and our home ground in Cheshire. 

If you'd like more information about this news item please contact Sarah Costello at NIC

Caroline House,
High Street,
SK15 1SE

Tel: 0161 303 1899 Email:

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