Asbestos Awareness Course
This asbestos awareness course is online it’s designed to provide you with awareness and knowledge of the significant risks associated with asbestos
This online course is designed to provide you with awareness and knowledge of the significant risks associated with Asbestos and how you can effectively reduce the Asbestos risks by complying with current legislative requirements.
Asbestos awareness course is divided into;
- An Introduction and a brief history of asbestos
- We will look at the properties of asbestos
- The health risks associated with asbestos
- The various uses for asbestos
- The types of materials that contain asbestos
- Where asbestos is generally found in buildings
- Legislation associated with asbestos
- Asbestos survey and associated register
- Management of asbestos
- A course summary, followed by a questionnaire
Asbestos can be found in;
Roof sheets, slates and tiles
Guttering and drainpipes
The Panel beneath a window
Roofing felt and coating to metal wall cladding
Contrary to common beliefs, Asbestos is not a manmade substance, it is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals, which are found throughout the world with significant amounts in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Russia, South America, and China.
These naturally occurring fibrous minerals silicates are Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, Iron, and Aluminium.
Silicate minerals are rock-forming minerals, and they are classified based on the structure of their silicate groups, which contain different ratios of Silicon and Oxygen.
It was generally mined using opencast mines, the first known asbestos mine was recorded as being in Ev-vo-ia, Grease around 1BC.
Coincidently, the name Asbestos originated from the Greek language and translates as in-extinguishable.
The overall objective is to ensure that you, your work colleagues, contractors, visitors, or anyone else interacting with your building or activities do not become exposed to Asbestos.