Asbestos Awareness


This course has been designed to bring an awareness of the dangers that still prevail and how we can best assess the risk and formulate the best measures of control for all employees in their place of work, especially those involved in the refurbishment, repair or maintenance of buildings


At least 3500 people die each year in the UK from asbestos related lung cancer and mesothelioma as a result of past exposure to asbestos. It was used extensively as a building material in the UK from the 1050s through to the mid 1980s. Although some of this material has been removed over the years, it is estimated that many thousands of tonnes of asbestos is still present in over half a million commercial and domestic premises.


  • Outline the properties, risk and its effects on the health of asbestos exposure.
  • Have a general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant and be in a better position to determine the type of asbestos.
  • How to avoid the risk from asbestos.
  • Outline of legislation relating to asbestos.

Course Outline

  • What is Asbestos – Nature, Types & Origin
  • Where is Asbestos found
  • When is Asbestos Dangerous
  • Health Hazards
  • How to Avoid Exposure
  • Reporting Procedures & Disposal
  • Use of Asbestos
  • Where you may find asbestos in buildings
  • Asbestos Legislation
  • Asbestos Waste
  • Working Safely