Asbestos Awareness - Course Details

Course intro:

This half day Asbestos Awareness course will provide attendees with basic, general awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos and measures required to protect their safety. This awareness day, if required, would also give safe working knowledge of the appropriate actions to take upon encountering asbestos or for planned minor asbestos works.


Course content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Relevant legal requirements
  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health
  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in structures and plant
  • How to make suitable and sufficient assessments about the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • Safe work practices and control measures, including an explanation on the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods
  • Selection and appropriate use of protective equipment
  • Waste handling procedures
  • The general procedures to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • Questions and Answers
  • Conclude & Evauation



Intended audience

This Asbestos Awareness training may be beneficial for anyone who has responsibility for Health & Safety in the workplace and those who currently are at most risk from inadvertent exposure to asbestos.



Entry requirements

Minimum age- 18 years old

Minimum English requirements: Leaners must be able to understand and convey the safety concepts contained in the programme content.