Asbestos is a hazardous substance that causes serious ill-health when disturbed. It is therefore
essential that anyone likely to disturb asbestos needs to take this awareness course to
understand the risks associated with asbestos so that they can take the proper measures in case
of an encounter with ACMs (Asbestos Containing Material).
Who Should Take This Course?
All workers who are likely to disturb asbestos-containing materials during their normal work
should be trained so that they can work safely. This Asbestos Awareness course is suitable for
anyone who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work so that they understand the
dangers and can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos especially in buildings that were
constructed before 1999. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
Heating and ventilation engineers
Carpenters, joiners and construction workers
Painters, decorators and plasterers
Fire and burglar alarm installers
Computer installers and telecommunications engineers
General maintenance staff
Cable layers and electricians
Note that any workers who plan to carry out work which will knowingly disturb asbestos
require a higher level of training, (Class A or Class B).
Asbestos Awareness Course does not allow you to work with asbestos containing materials.
By the end of the course you will learn to:
Identify and describe the different types of asbestos
Identify likely asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and products
Appropriately and accurately report the presence of ACMs to relevant state stakeholders
Relate safe work methods to ACMs
Identify and control asbestos related hazards
Describe the health risks, effects and preventative measures associated with asbestos
Apply effective understanding of relevant legislation and duty of care
Identify asbestos control, maintenance and emergency procedures