Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos Awareness Course

This asbestos awareness course concentrates on raising awareness of trades persons on the potential for buildings / materials to contain asbestos, and the actions that they should take if asbestos is suspected.

Suitable For

The course will be of particular interest to those with a direct or indirect responsibility for the management of asbestos in the workplace.

Pre-entry requirements: English language, literacy and numeracy skills are required to conduct assessments.

Aims and Objectives

To provides those responsible for Health & Safety with an understanding and appreciation of the legal and practical requirements to protect themselves, their employees and visitors from the risks associated with asbestos on their premises.

Course Content

  • Types and properties of asbestos
  • Health effects of exposure to asbestos
  • Uses and likely occurrences of asbestos
  • Identification and location of asbestos in buildings
  • Asbestos containing materials and products
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Asbestos legislative guidance and related legislation
  • Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises
  • Emergency and accident arrangements
  • Licensable work and notification requirements
  • Types of asbestos surveys
  • Avoiding the risks from asbestos
  • Asbestos risk assessments
  • Control measures to prevent exposure
  • Management actions to prevent and reduce exposure
  • Group exercises in asbestos management
  • Selection of asbestos removal contractors

Delivery method: Training will be delivered utilising theory and practical activities. Simulation will be based on actual conditions. Delivery will include instructor led presentations and scenarios.

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