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Asbestos Awareness (Novice)

This course is for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work. They need to understand the dangers so they can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos. Due to asbestos being found in any building that was constructed before 2000, it affects almost everyone in the UK.

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • The types and properties of asbestos.

  • The history of asbestos in the UK.

  • Health effects of asbestos.

  • Additional risks of asbestos for smokers.

  • The use of asbestos in buildings and plant.

  • Key laws and regulations relating to asbestos.

  • The purpose of asbestos surveys and registers.

  • What to do in an emergency.

  • How to avoid the risks of asbestos.


Course Code


Cost per person

Max Participants

1 day



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