Asbestos Awareness Course

To enable individuals to understand the types of asbestos and understand the likely uses and locations of asbestos products.  This will then allow them to avoid the risks from asbestos and have a clear emergency procedure if asbestos is discovered or disturbed.

Duration: 1/2 Day (Approx. 4 hrs)

Pre Requisites: None

Name the three types of asbestos
List the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos and understand the increased risk for smokers
List some of the likely uses and locations for asbestos products in buildings
Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos
Explain the general emergency procedures should asbestos be discovered/disturbed

Course Content

  • What is asbestos?
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Uses of asbestos
  • PPE and RPE
  • Avoiding risk
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Theory & Practical assessments

Training Methods
Participative with practical demonstrations and exercises

Confirmation of Learning
Is achieved by both a theory and multi choice assessment

Site Requirements
Classroom facility with power and enough space to conduct practical training and assessment