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About Armco Asbestos Training

Asbestos Awareness Training is a mandatory requirement for anyone liable to be exposed to Asbestos. This course is designed to satisfy the new regulations requirement of the HSE. The course is tailored to suit your area of work.

Who are Armco Asbestos Training?
Armco Asbestos Training specialise in the provision of tailored, structured & professional asbestos training courses, which are delivered by qualified Asbestos Trainers.

We have a quality management system which complies to ISO 9001, and we are also affiliated members of The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Experienced Asbestos Trainers
Our Asbestos trainers have worked with asbestos for over 15 years as both Asbestos Surveyors, Trainers and Asbestos Removal Specialists. We’re experienced with working with almost every type of asbestos containing material.

Armco Asbestos Training have worked with, trained and surveyed for everyone from major blue chip companies to small local businesses. All of our asbestos training courses are expertly tailored to meet your business requirements. They can be either attended at our dedicated training facilities in Bury, Greater Manchester or onsite at your location.

Asbestos Training Courses
Here at Armco Asbestos Training we offer a variety of different Asbestos Training Courses that can be tailored to suit your company’s needs and requirements.

Our asbestos training courses can be attended by 1 to 15 people both onsite at your own premises or offsite at our dedicated training facility in Bury near Manchester, giving you the flexibility you need to meet your businesses requirements.

The asbestos training courses are delivered by our very own in house Trainers who have many years of asbestos acquired knowledge, gained from both practical hands on experience of working in the industry and having gained professional industry standard qualifications.

Here are the main asbestos training courses we offer:
In House Asbestos Training Facilities
Let our professional Asbestos Trainers come to you at your company’s address or you can come to us at our in house Training room in Bury near Manchester.

Our Training room is clean, bright and well lit and our practical training facilities are of a good size and easy to work in. Our Training room is especially set up so that each delegate is comfortably seated and has access to clean toilet facilities. Refreshments are also provided which are included in the cost of the asbestos training courses.

Asbestos Training courses are delivered in a relaxed manner at an easy pace and delegates are given plenty of time to ask questions and discuss and clarify points raised.

The classroom part of the training courses are delivered using a Powerpoint presentation with plenty of good quality photographs used to demonstrate and deliver the asbestos training.

Asbestos Sampling, Testing and Surveys
Besides our asbestos training courses, we also conduct asbestos sampling, testing and surveys across the UK. Maybe you just need a suspect material testing for asbestos in your home, for example a ceiling or floor tile.

Then we can come and safely take samples for you and send them onto a UKAS registered laboratory to have them tested for asbestos. Results of testing usually arrive back within a couple of days. Or perhaps you need a full asbestos survey on a property? Whether you need an asbestos management survey, or a refurbishment demolition survey, contact us.

For more information or to enquire about one of our asbestos-awareness training courses, please contact us on 0161 761 4424 or complete the contact form, and one of our team will contact you shortly.

Reviews & Testimonials for Armco Asbestos Training

5 star review
December 20, 2016
Very informative and worthwhile course.
Testimonial by
Electrical Engineer, James Cropper Plc
5 star review
November 24, 2016
The course was very well put together. Made me more aware of asbestos.
Testimonial by
Warehouse Supervisor, Turner Bianca Plc
5 star review
November 17, 2016
Very good course, well presented. Thank you.
Testimonial by
Operative, Lancashire Developments
5 star review
July 25, 2016
Very good and interesting course.
Testimonial by
Sales Manager, Bridge Door Systems
5 star review
May 27, 2016
Excellent course, very informative.
Testimonial by
Contracts Manager, Phelan Construction
Armco Asbestos Training. 5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.


How to go about asbestos garage removal

So, you’re in the process of buying a house that has an asbestos garage, or you already own a property that has one and you’re wondering about asbestos garage removal.

You’re wondering whether or not you need to have the asbestos garage removed , or is it ok to leave as is?

Any property built up until the late 1990’s may have an asbestos garage.

An asbestos garage will generally consist of asbestos cement roofing sheets including internal or external asbestos cement systems.

The good news is that having a garage with an asbestos roof or walls is fine as long as they are in good condition and encapsulated with paint or boards.

Asbestos is only dangerous once the fibers are released into the atmosphere, so an asbestos garage that’s in good condition will pose no danger to health.

However, if the asbestos is in poor condition, damaged or not encapsulated, it will begin to degrade over time and release fibers into the air.

So if you are planning on doing any sort of DIY jobs or renovation to the garage that is likely to disturb the asbestos in any way, even if it’s only hammering a nail into a an asbestos cement wall, then that’s when you face a problem.

It would be strongly advised that you either encapsulate or for complete peace of mind that you consider complete asbestos garage removal.

This is a job for a specialist and trained contractor, it’s not advisable to do this yourself as a DIY job due to the health risks involved with asbestos.

A professional will wear the correct safety gear to undertake the job and will know exactly what to do and how to handle the asbestos containing materials.

You should contact a HSE licensed asbestos garage removal firm who will dismantle and correctly dispose of the asbestos material for you.

They must also possess a Hazardous Waste Carriers Licence.

So what is it likely to cost to have my asbestos garage removed?

Removing asbestos can be a costly job and the total cost will depend on various factors such as the size and quantity of asbestos to be removed.

However, as a rough starting point, to remove a single asbestos garage roof you’d be looking in the region of about £400 or about £700 if you include the sides.

The cost to remove a double garage roof would start at around £750 and about £1800 to include the sides.

To remove asbestos garage insulation ceiling boards the cost would start at around £1350.

It’s also worth contacting your local council about asbestos garage removal as most have their own services in place and will offer vastly reduced rates in comparison to private companies.

Some councils will even remove small amounts for no cost at all!
Asbestos related lung cancer deaths on a par with mesothelioma deaths

After tobacco smoking, asbestos is up there as being one of the main causes of lung cancer, and asbestos related lung cancer death rates are now on a par with those of mesothelioma.

Historically, it has been very difficult to pinpoint the causes of individual cases of lung cancer.

This is due to the fact that lung cancer typically has no specific clinical signs that are associated with particular causes.

Although, epidemiological information has meant that the number of annual deaths from asbestos exposure can be estimated.

As with mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer is fatal, and patients who are diagnosed will typically live no longer than a couple of years.

Figures show that the number of annual deaths from both diseases is very similar to the annual incidence of new cases.

Current statistics
Current research estimates that in the UK there are about as many lung cancer deaths attributed to past asbestos exposure each year as there are mesothelioma deaths.

Although there is a lot of uncertainty with this estimate.

This research suggests that there are approximately 2,500 asbestos related lung cancer deaths currently each year.

Furthermore, the number of deaths from asbestos related lung cancer due to asbestos exposure cannot be certain due to the fact that asbestos and smoking both collectively and significantly
increase the risk of lung cancer.

So this means that neither can be deemed to be the sole cause as it’s most likely that many cases of lung cancer are caused by a combination of smoking and asbestos exposure.

Clinical studies
Researchers have carried out epidemiological studies on specific groups of workers that were known to have been heavily exposed to asbestos in the past.

These studies have typically estimated a larger number of lung cancers attributed to asbestos than there were mesotheliomas.

However, such studies have been conducted outside of the UK in other countries.

But indicative evidence within the UK’s own research would correlate, although this estimate is uncertain.

Working on this basis, it would mean a ratio of one asbestos related lung cancer for ever mesothelioma, implying that there are currently around 2500 asbestos related lung cancer deaths each year within the UK.

This trend is set to change over the coming years.

Experts predict there will be fewer asbestos related lung cancers per mesothelioma due to reductions in asbestos exposure and people smoking in the last decade or so.

There have been around 275 new cases of asbestos related lung cancer recorded each year over the last few years according to the HSE.

Only 180 of these cases were reported in 2017 within the IIDB scheme (Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit).

And around 80 cases on average have been identified by chest physicians each year within the THOR scheme.

In 2017, the THOR (the Health and Occupation Reporting) scheme only estimated 41 cases.

The problem with schemes such as these is that they tend to substantially underestimate the true scale of asbestos related lung cancer cases.

This is because they rely on the counting of individual cases attributed to asbestos exposures.
We answer the question ‘What is asbestos made of?’

Asbestos is in the headlines a lot nowadays because of its association with deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, and we are often asked the question ‘what is asbestos made of?’

So to answer your question, we’ve decided to put this informative article together.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that is found as groups of fibers in the earth’s soil and rocks all over the world.

These asbestos fibers are mainly made up of long chains of silicon and oxygen, but also contain other elements such as magnesium and iron.

Asbestos is well known for it’s heat resistant and insulation qualities, and because it doesn’t conduct electricity.

In it’s pure form, not only is asbestos an excellent insulator, but it can also be mixed into cement, paper, plastic, cloth and other materials to make them stronger.

Asbestos is not one single type of mineral. The name ‘asbestos’ actually refers to a group of silicate minerals with the same fibrous nature.

Although there are 6 different asbestos types, they can actually be categorised into 2 main types as follows:-

Chrysotile asbestos
This form of asbestos is also commonly known as ‘white asbestos‘ and is by far the most common type used in industrial applications.

Because of how it appears when viewed underneath a microscope, this form of asbestos is known as serpentine or curly asbestos.

Chrysotile asbestos fibers tend to wrap around themselves in a spiral.

It’s fibers are both soft and flexible, and so they do less damage to body tissue than other forms of asbestos.

Amphibole asbestos
There are actually several types of amphibole asbestos fibers.

These include amosite (brown asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite.

Unlike chrysotile asbestos fibers, amphibole asbestos fibers appear straight and needle like when viewed under a microscope.

They are characterized by having very strong and stiff fibers, making them very hazardous to health.

Amphibole asbestos fibers are dangerous to health as they can penetrate body tissue, especially within the lungs, and will eventually cause tumors to develop.
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