The Importance of Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awarenesss

The Importance of Asbestos Awareness

This is why asbestos awareness is essential for anyone working in the construction industry.

This naturally occurring mineral was widely used in construction and manufacturing due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties.

However, prolonged exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to serious health issues, as we now know that asbestos is a class 1 carcinogen.

The microscopic fibres can become airborne when disturbed, making them easily inhalable. Asbestos-related diseases often take decades to manifest, making early detection challenging.
This means that the removal and safe disposal of asbestos-containing materials is crucial.

Anyone working in construction should have an awareness of the properties and health risks of asbestos, as well as its uses and likely occurrences in buildings and plant. Even simple, routine tasks such as sanding or drilling can disturb asbestos fibres – asbestos awareness is not just for those working in demolition.

We can deliver our three-hour Asbestos Awareness course onsite to your employees – ensuring they are appropriately trained to work safely and minimising disruption to your working week.

Upon completion of the course learners will have an understanding of and be able to:

  • Identify the properties of asbestos and outline the history of its use
  • Outline the health effects of asbestos
  • Outline the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and plant
  • Identify the main statutory provisions that relate to asbestos
  • Know the correct procedures to follow in an emergency
  • Know how to avoid the risks of asbestos

For more information, including details on prices, get in touch with us on or 01202 681525!