Asbestos Awareness


20–30 min

BackgroundCourse Overview

According to the HSE, asbestos can be found in any building (such as schools, offices, factories and hospitals) built before 2000, and is the cause of around 5,000 deaths every year. Asbestos can also be found in up to 18 unique locations in an industrial property, and is present in millions of homes, businesses and public buildings.

When asbestos is accidentally disturbed or deliberately handled, it is potentially very hazardous to the health of the individual; so therefore employers and employees need to know its dangers and what to do upon the discovery of asbestos on company premises.

Effective asbestos awareness training will educate employees on how to avoid potential exposure through effective procedures and personal safety precautions, and what to do in the result of emergency asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Awareness eLearning

Our asbestos awareness training course educates employers and employees on the implications of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 as well as the health risks and recommended safety precautions when dealing with asbestos.

*This asbestos awareness training is only to make the trainee aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, and is not training for licenced or unlicenced work with Asbestos.

Safesmart delivers Asbestos Awareness training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.

Course Content

Recognising asbestos – The different types of asbestos (main types: crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile) and the different uses and likely locations of asbestos in buildings.

How asbestos can affect your health – Fatal and serious diseases caused by asbestos like mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and diffuse pleural thickening. Long-term health following exposure and the additional impact of smoking.

Procedures and methods to protect yourself – What to do when you discover asbestos (procedural and managerial duties), and when to use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and/or personal protective equipment (PPE).

Decontamination – Minor (a little dust on sleeves / shoes) and major contamination (lots of contamination on hair, clothing & shoes): What to do upon discovering that you are contaminated by asbestos.

This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service

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