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Asbestos Awareness – Fochabers

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Booking formAsbestos Awareness 25-4-24

Aim of the Course

The course introduces the candidate on both theirs and their employer’s responsibility for controlling the risk of exposure to asbestos containing materials.  The course will outline the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the dangers of working with or near to asbestos containing materials.

Learning Objectives

The candidate will be able understand the properties of asbestos and where they are likely to find asbestos containing materials within buildings they are working in.  The candidate will understand the control measures which they can implement into their working activities to minimise the risk of exposure to asbestos and also the implementation of emergency arrangements in the event of asbestos being disturbed.

Course Content

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant
  • The general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, e.g. an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos, e.g. for building work, no employee should carry out work which disturbs the fabric of a building unless the employer has confirmed that ACMs are not present.

Courses will only be run where the minimum number of confirmed delegates are reached.


April 25
9:00 am - 12:00 pm