Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos awareness training is essential for employees whose work holds the potential to expose them to asbestos. Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR 2006) puts a requirement on employers to ensure that their staff have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training so that they are aware of the potential dangers they may face and also the procedures they must follow in the event they are working in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

The main groups of workers that are deemed to be at risk from asbestos exposure and therefore the groups most requiring asbestos awareness training are as follows:

  • General Maintenance Staff.
  • Electricians, Plumbers & Gas Fitters.
  • Painters & Decorators.
  • Construction & Demolition Workers.
  • Joiners and Plasterers.
  • Computing & Telecommunications Engineers.
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers.
  • Roofers.
  • Architects & Building Surveyors
  • Fire & Burglar Alarm Installers.

Asbestos awareness training comprises of written and oral presentations with an option for practical sessions if required. Courses can be tailored to each and every organisation and its requirements which allows us to design a course to exactly match your site and employee's needs.

Your asbestos awareness training will include information on the following:

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health.
  • The types uses and likely location of asbestos in buildings.
  • How to manage asbestos and understand compliance to legislation.
  • The general procedures to be followed when dealing with an emergency in the event of the uncontrolled release of asbestos dust in the workplace.
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos.

Course Availability

If you're interested in attending this course, please get in touch for more information.