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Becoming a Property Developer and being aware of Asbestos

asbestosA very popular route we are now seeing at our centre in Dartford is students coming in to complete a number of courses with the idea of becoming a Property Developer. Due to the demand for this we have devised a Property Development package that incorporates all the courses need to get you started. However, when becoming a Property Developer, you’ll need to be aware of a number of things and one of those is Asbestos.

When working as a Property Developer, there is a high chance you could come across Asbestos in homes that were built prior to 1977. Asbestos is used as an insulationand many other building products within homes and can be found in many different materials, however, it can bring dangers to health and was therefore banned in 1977.

Here is a piece taken from the HSE website:

“When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. This is why it is important that you protect yourself now.”

Diseases can include:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural thickening

Many people now understand that the dangers of Asbestos can be extremely damaging to health and measures are often taken to prevent any danger.

Our students that take our Property Development course have a high chance of working within properties that may contain Asbestos and we want to make sure they know the dangers.

The Property Development package has set many people along the way to becoming great property developers and we are continually seeing more people book this as an option. With many different courses and trades included it covers all areas that will allow you to go out and complete the work needed when developing a property.

Here is what you’ll learn

Tiling: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)

This course will cover both wall and floor tiling, teaching you to tile using a range of different products, covering different patterns and tiling in different areas.

Plumbing: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)

This course deals with all aspects of domestic plumbing including systems and fittings, soldering techniques, jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube, valves, taps and cisterns and plastic tube installations – all leading to a complete bathroom installation.

Plastering: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)

This course covers fixing plasterboard and taping joints (except weekends), cutting and fixing angle beads, bonding of surfaces, skimming walls and ceilings.

Painting & Decorating: Entirely hands-on (5 Days)

This course covers surface preparation work including repairs, application of both water based and oil-based products, cutting around obstructions, how to use brushes and rollers effectively and cutting, pasting and hanging wallpaper.

Domestic Electrics: Hands-on and theory (10 Days)

This 10 day course will provide you with the practical skills to undertake a variety of domestic electrical work whilst also giving you an insight in to Part P of the Building Regulations and provision of a C&G 2393 certificate

18th Edition Wiring Regulations: Theory based (3 days)

This 3 day course will compliment the domestic installer training and help you with registration on to a Competent Persons scheme for self-certification purposes if that is your choice. Equally, if you prefer to use your local Building Control for electrical installation notification, holding 18th Edition will aid this process

C&G 2392 – Fundamental Inspection and Testing: Hands-on and theory (5 days)

This course will cover the inspection and testing processes required when undertaking domestic electrical work. Again, it will aid scheme registration or Building Control processes

For those looking to get into the Property Developing, these courses will give you the skills you need to carry out the work correctly and safely. When working in houses, you will also want to know the safety of working around Asbestos and here is all the information you need: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/protect.htm

For more information on our Property Development programme, please contact us today on 0808 100 3245.