This course is compliant with the regulations as below.

There are only a few Health & Safety Regulations that require specific training with penalties if it is not done. One of these is Asbestos Awareness which is set out in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 which even sets out what has to be covered.
Anyone who may be likely to be exposed to asbestos at work (i.e. works in a building built prior to 1999) must have the training required by Regulation 10.

According to the HSE Code of Practice, this includes:

  • Site operatives in construction, maintenance, refurbishment or demolition

  • Electricians, plumbers and gas fitters and HVAC Engineers

  • Painters and decorators

  • Plasterers, shop-fitters and roofers

  • Telecoms and computer engineers and cabling installers

  • Fire, security and burglar alarm engineers.

Asbestos Awareness Course Content

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for those exposed to asbestos who smoke;

  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in buildings and plant;

  • The general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace;

Asbestos Awareness (non-UKATA)

Duration: 30 Minutes


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