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Asbestos Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This course explores the history of asbestos use, where it can be found currently, the dangers of asbestos, and what to do if you need to work with it.


Asbestos has been used for thousands of years. In the UK, until the end of the last century, it was widely used as a building material. However, it is now known to cause serious lung diseases and cannot be incorporated into new buildings or renovations.

Course content
  • What asbestos is
  • Types of asbestos
  • Asbestos usage
  • Asbestos-related illness
  • Who is most at risk
  • Use of asbestos in buildings
  • The duty to manage
  • HSE app
  • Who can work with asbestos
  • Licensed work
  • Non-licensed work - risk assessment
  • Duty to notify
  • Appropriate controls
  • Emergency procedures
What will learners get out of it?

On completion of this Asbestos Awareness Course learners will know:

  • The dangers of asbestos
  • The different types of asbestos
  • What asbestos is used for
  • Who has a duty to manage asbestos
  • What to do if you find, or suspect the presence of, asbestos
Who is the course for?

This course gives an overview of how to approach asbestos. It is useful for anyone who has responsibility for a building that contains, or may contain, asbestos, and gives advice to those who may need to work with asbestos, such as people renovating old buildings, decorators, electricians, etc. It will not be suitable for licensed contractors, although it might introduce the subject for those new to the industry.

Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed by Me Learning

Duration & CPD

30 mins approximate


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