Asbestos Awareness

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019


This course provides learners with an essential foundation in relevant matters of asbestos awareness. It is suitable for learners who already work in the construction or utilities industries or learners looking to work in construction or the utilities.

Performance Objectives

  • Comply with the given, relevant legislation
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos
  • Identify the properties of asbestos and its effects on health
  • Identify the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos
  • Determining the presence of regulated forms of asbestos
  • Procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency
  • Follow the relevant regulation for personal decontamination
  • Seal disposal bags with suitable tape and label them
  • Identify the need for specialist advice where complex issues
  • Know the effects of asbestos on humans
  • Identify asbestos insulation board and asbestos cement
  • Deal with the removal and safe storage of asbestos
  • Understand why it is important not to spread asbestos fibres
  • Type of problems that can occur during the removal of asbestos
  • Why it is important to record information

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the health hazards associated with asbestos
  • Know the minimum legal requirements concerning asbestos
  • Understand prevention and control measures for asbestos
  • Know the typical hazards and risks associated with asbestos
  • Know how to carry out asbestos removal procedures
  • Understand decontamination requirements