Asbestos Awareness Training
It is a legal requirement that all who may come across asbestos in their day to day work have been provided with Asbestos Awareness training. If they will intentionally work on asbestos, they must have had appropriate training specific to the tasks they will undertake. If you have no intention of removing asbestos but work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, asbestos could be present. You will need awareness training so you know how to avoid the risks.
Asbestos Awareness training should be given to employees whose work could foreseeably disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos, or who supervise or influence the work.
In particular, it should be given to those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that Asbestos Containing Materials may become exposed during their work.
Who will benefit from Asbestos Awareness training?
It is legally required if you are liable to be exposed to asbestos. Certified for 1 year in line with the ACoP.
Anyone who through their normal work activities could be exposed to materials containing asbestos in the workplace. Particularly those working in the refurbishment, construction and maintenance industries’
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Aims of the training
The Asbestos Awareness course aims to provide candidates with theoretical training to enable them to demonstrate a good level of asbestos awareness in order to protect themselves and those around them from the effects of exposure to asbestos.
• The properties of Asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking
• Accurately identify common asbestos products and state where they may be found in buildings or the work place
• The types of products and materials likely to contain asbestos
• The operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure
• Safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment (what you can and can’t do)
• The purpose, choice, limitations, proper use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
• Emergency procedures (how to deal with an asbestos incident)