About Asbestos Awareness
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that can be very dangerous when breathed in. This course is suitable for all individuals exposed to asbestos; it also provides candidates with a better understanding of what asbestos is and how to assess associated risks safely.
How long will this course take?
This in-house short course takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Online options are available.
Who needs this training?
This online course is designed to suit all individuals who may be exposed to asbestos.
What are the main points covered?
The course explains health and safety, and the requirements of regulations, as well as the approved Code of Practice.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Asbestos Awareness Course Outline
- What is asbestos?
- Gain an understanding of the legislation.
- Health and safety.
- Requirements of regulations, including Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
- Identify the different types and uses of asbestos.
- Approved Code of Practice.
Asbestos Awareness – FAQs
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a fibre-like material that was used in buildings for insulation, flooring and roofing, its use has been banned in the UK since 1999.
What are the risks of asbestos?
Whilst the material itself isn’t dangerous; if damaged Asbestos can release fine dust that contains asbestos fibres. When breathed in, the fibres enter the lungs and can gradually damage them over time. Long-term exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to asbestosis.
Who is at risk?
Some examples of people that could be at risk are building and construction workers (from the 1970s to 1990s), such as heating and ventilation engineers, demolition workers, plumbers, construction workers and electricians.
What will I learn in this course?
In this course, you will be learning about the legislation, health and safety requirements as well as you will be able to identify types and uses of asbestos and the approved code of practice.