Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos is an incredibly hazardous and dangerous substance that causes serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs it. For this reason, anyone who is likely to disturb asbestos in a professional role must have an awareness of the correct health and safety procedures when handling this high-risk material.

Course NAME

Asbestos Awareness

DURATION 1 day
FROM £30.00
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR Becoming Asbestos Awareness certificated
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS N/A

COURSE UNITS
1

Introduction to asbestos

what is asbestos?
Where is asbestos found?
Types of asbestos and the ill-health effects.

2

Risk Assessment and the Legal Framework

the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
identifying hazards and evaluating risks
duty holder and employee responsibilities and asbestos surveys.

3

Asbestos Containing Materials

asbestos related diseases
workplace Exposure Limit
protective equipment and health surveillance

4

Emergency Procedures

what to do if illness occurs
fire procedures
what to do if a hazardous substance is released and what to do if there is an asbestos leak.

ASSESSMENT

Multiple choice 15 question examination

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What is Asbestos Awareness Training?

Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. If you breathe in these fibres, they can damage your lungs.

Asbestos awareness training helps workers who handle asbestos to understand the risks associated with the material so that they can avoid work that may disturb asbestos and cause danger.

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) regulations, employers have a legal duty to provide adequate control of employees’ exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.  

Who is Asbestos Awareness For?

Asbestos Awareness training helps workers who handle asbestos to understand the risks associated with the material so that they can avoid work that may disturb asbestos and cause danger.

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) regulations, employers have a legal duty to provide adequate control of employees’ exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.  

Asbestos awareness training course is suitable for anyone who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work so that they understand the dangers and can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Carpenters, joiners and construction workers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofing contractors
  • Painters, decorators and plasterers
  • Fire and burglar alarm installers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Computer installers and telecommunications engineers
  • General maintenance staff
  • Cable layers and electricians

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Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. If you breathe in these fibres, they can damage your lungs.
Anyone who has even the slightest chance of being exposed to asbestos fibres at work must have asbestos awareness training.This is a mandatory for those applying for an asbestos licence.
Asbestos is incredibly dangerous if disturbed, therefore anyone who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be given adequate information, instruction and training. Applicants looking to apply for an asbestos licence must have completed asbestos awareness training before applying for an asbestos licence.
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