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W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres


W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres

Asbestos has been used for decades as an inexpensive industrial material with properties such as high tensile strength, heat resistance, incombustibility and resistance to chemical attack. It has been known for more than 50 years that exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases including cancer and asbestosis.

Use of asbestos is now banned in most countries but it is still produced and used in some countries in Asia. However, even where use is not allowed, asbestos can still be present in buildings, industrial plant and ships. Those considered most at risk now are workers who may disturb asbestos materials during repair, maintenance and refurbishment work.

This course covers the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, man-made mineral and other fibres, their historical uses and their health effects.

It will cover the principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys based on relevant safety requirements and current good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation.

Conduct air sampling to determine airborne concentrations and advice on techniques for the management of asbestos in the buildings will also be covered.

This course enhances the knowledge of occupational hygiene practice in relation to fibrous dusts. The module concentrates on asbestos, but other fibres, e.g., machine made mineral fibres, aramids, carbon, etc., which are increasingly finding uses in industry are covered.

Successful completion of this module will benefit those working in asbestos consultancy as well as in mainstream occupational hygiene, giving an understanding of the health risks associated with asbestos and other fibres as well as the means of evaluation and control.

Who should attend?
Workplace safety and health professionals, air quality monitoring professionals, hygienists and those in similar professions.

Course Outline

  • Asbestos and other Fibrous Materials
  • Health Hazards and Exposure Limits
  • Asbestos in Buildings and Conducting Surveys
  • Asbestos Remediation and Assessment Prior to Reoccupation
  • Air Sampling and Fibre Counting
  • Analysis of Bulk Samples

Continual Professional Development

Course Assessment
Attendees are assessed with a 40-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.

BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.

This course is an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) as an elective module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate.

Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that attendee is certified with the Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a WPLN Level 5 or equivalent IELTS 5-6 would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter. 

Course Duration: 5 days
Time: 0900 - 1800 hours
Course Fee: SGD1,499+ 7% GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Scheduled Date(s):

  • 10 - 14 July 2017
These dates above are provisional. For more information about the courses above, please email us at [email protected].

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W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Fibres
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: IOM Singapore Pte Ltd


Location IOM Singapore, 30 Raffles Place, Chevron House, #17-00 Singapore 048622
Starts 10 Jul 2017 09:00
Ends 14 Jul 2017 18:00
Course leader Dr Michael Riediker
Places 20
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