40 minutes


No prerequisite is required for this course.

Course Outline:
This is an awareness course, suitable for all employees working in hazardous industries. Candidates will learn about what asbestos is and why it is dangerous, as well as where it will be found and what to do should any suspicious materials be found on site.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Describe the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health
LO2: List the types of asbestos and explain where asbestos and ACMs can be typically found
LO3: Recall the existence of general legislation in relation to health and safety and asbestos
LO4: Describe how to avoid the risks from asbestos
LO5: Explain where to obtain information on asbestos prior to commencing work
LO6: Explain what to do if suspicious materials are found
LO7: Describe appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, with regards to the risks of asbestos
LO8: Explain how to undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to yourselves or others
LO9: List procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and the appropriate emergency arrangements
L1O: The limitations of this training course and what further training is required before working on or with ACMs

40 Minutes