In 2019, Essex based Airborne Environmental Consultants (AEC) who are one of the largest proficiency training providers in the UK, became the first BOHS training provider to deliver the BOHS IP405 and Non licensed asbestos removal course in the Philippines.
Upskilling staff and keeping abreast of the latest regulations is a challenge for any organisation.
AEC works with every employer to advise how to comply with their countries regulations and that any employee is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training so that they can work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others.
It is important that the level of information, instruction and training is appropriate for the work and the roles undertaken by each employee.
- Asbestos awareness is suitable for all levels to understand how to avoid the risks.
- BOHS IP405 is suitable for those who is responsible for buildings such as compliance managers, estate or health and safety managers.
- BOHS W504 is an intermediate course benefitting those working in senior roles such as project managers and occupational hygienists.
BOHS IP405 and Non-Licensed asbestos removal training in the Philippines
Over the past 22 years, AEC have assisted organisations across the globe with their compliance requirements and have delivered a wide range of BOHS International asbestos and Legionella training and IOSH Health and Safety courses in over 23 countries.
After the Tsunami disaster in 2004, AEC’s training team worked with UNEP in the Maldives to deliver asbestos training to government employees so that they could understand how to identify asbestos in the debris and damaged buildings and how to manage or remove asbestos containing materials in order to prevent further asbestos exposure. This also involved training in the management of asbestos waste on the country’s ‘waste island’ Thilafushi.
Asbestos training with UNEP in the Maldives after the 2004 Tsunami
In 2010, AEC worked with a large US offshore civil engineering company, with fabrication facilities based in Indonesia delivering the international asbestos qualification W504 to a team of project managers providing them with practical knowledge and skills to be able to manage asbestos across their offshore facilities. As a follow up to this visit, further training was carried out offshore to vessels in Malaysian waters. The vessel had asbestos materials, and the training was provided to ensure safe operation and maintenance of the vessel when in open waters.
AEC’s technical director travelled to the city of Changzhou in China in 2013 to deliver the BOHS P401 course to a delegation of Chinese laboratories. The visit was to share information of different analysis techniques used in the UKL with those in China.
BOHS 401 training analysts in China
And in 2014 AEC delivered both asbestos awareness and non-licensed training to an energy company based in Pakistan. This was in order for the maintenance engineers to safely deal with low risk asbestos materials at the site.
Compliance training can be quite a complex operation when employees work across different continents. If you require further information on how to comply with your country’s regulations and advice on employee training requirements, visit aec.uk.net