Asbestos Awareness Courses in the South West

In accordance with EM2 asbestos essentials

Asbestos awareness training is essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos. Basically anyone who is likely to disturb asbestos materials during any phase of building maintenance or refurbishment works; regardless of the activity frequency.

The main groups of workers that are deemed to be at risk from asbestos exposure are:

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

Training, Supervisor and information can allow asbestos containing materials to be managed safely and will limit the potential risk of exposure to asbestos.

This course includes:

    1. Introduction to Asbestos
  • What is asbestos?
  • History of asbestos
  • Asbestos types
  • Physical properties of asbestos
    2. Health effects of asbestos
  • How asbestos effects you and your health
  • Asbestos related diseases (Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma etc)
    3. Common uses of asbestos and where to find this in buildings
    4. Asbestos containing materials
  • Asbestos products
  • Asbestos locations
  • Example photographs
    5. Asbestos Legislation
  • Health and safety law
  • Control of asbestos regulations
  • Approved codes of practices
  • Contractors guide
  • Asbestos essentials
    6. Responsibilities
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Employees

These are compulsory units as part of the asbestos awareness training. Please state on the IAT booking form if there are any areas specific training needs you require.