Asbestos Awareness Refresher

Asbestos Awareness Refresher

Location: Online
Duration: 1 hour

Overview

Asbestos has been used for decades as an inexpensive industrial material with properties such as high tensile strength, heat resistance, incombustibility and resistance to chemical attack. It has been known for more than 50 years that exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases including cancer and asbestosis.

Use of asbestos is now banned in most countries but it is still produced and used in several. However, even where use is not allowed, asbestos can still be present in buildings, industrial plants and homes. Those considered most at risk are workers who are exposed to asbestos containing materials (ACMs) during repair, maintenance or refurbishment work, where it is likely to be disturbed. It is important that the dangers of asbestos are understood by all those who may encounter it, with systems put in place to prevent or reduce exposure.

Objectives

Attendees to our Asbestos Awareness Refresher training course will understand the health hazards of exposure to asbestos, how exposure can occur and how these risks can be managed. With asbestos awareness provided, attendees will be equipped with the basic knowledge and considerations for safe planning of work.

Who Should Attend?

Professional and tradespersons who have previously undertaken an approved Asbestos Awareness course and require the annual refresher course. Typically, this will include professionals and workers who are involved in refurbishment works, service and maintenance and other similar trades. Engineers, demolition workers, plumbers, decorators, painters, electricians, construction workers, gas fitters, roofing contractors, building surveyors, architects and other such professionals.

Course Outline

  • Nature of Asbestos, Sources Type and Uses
  • Typical Uses of Asbestos Containing Materials in Buildings
  • Asbestos Related Health Effects and Diseases
  • Legal Requirements to Manage Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Management of Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Management of Asbestos Procedures

Certification

Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance in 'Asbestos Awareness Refresher Course'.