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Asbestos Awareness

Part time course

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos is still found in many in commercial and domestic properties in the UK.

Workers and supervisors must be able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others. This non- accredited compliance course will give delegates the knowledge to avoid the risk from asbestos containing materials.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at employers, safety representatives, self -employed contractors involved in maintenance work in buildings, those who have a duty to manage asbestos in commercial premises and anyone who has a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of maintenance staff.  

What does the course cover?

  • A brief history of the uses of asbestos
  • Types of asbestos and the risks
  • The effects of asbestos on workers’ health
  • The types, uses and risks of asbestos materials in buildings
  • What to do in an emergency should asbestos be discovered and disturbed
  • The law relating to asbestos

N.B Asbestos Awareness training does not prepare delegates for any type of work with asbestos. This is a half day course using a mixture of lectures, interactive exercises and videos. On completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance from SGS College.

For further information and course dates please contact:

Martin Keyworth 01453 761232  •

Course information leaflet can be downloaded here.

Dates & Costs

Asbestos Awareness

Duration: 3 hours
Qualifications: Asbestos Awareness