Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness

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Course Objectives:

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) can contain asbestos.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to asbestos - nature, origin and use
  • Types of asbestos
  • Health hazards
  • Current legislation and guidance
  • Legal limitations on work liable to disturb asbestos
  • Working safely/duty holders responsibilities
  • Safe working in areas where asbestos is present
  • Emergency procedures/accidental damage/general procedures
  • Safe and correct use of RPE/PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Decontamination
  • Disposal of asbestos waste

On successful completion of the course delegates will received a Certificate of Attendance.

Who Should Attend?

For people whose work may bring them into contact with asbestos, from shop fitters to electricians, from plumbers to decorators. It is also suitable for duty holders looking to gain a basic overview of their asbestos responsibilities.

NOTE: The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed as an awareness session for those workers who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work, or those duty holders requiring a basic overview. It is not intended and is not suitable for those working on asbestos removal.


1/2 day

(Minimum of 10 persons)