In this course you will learn how to identify asbestos, the dangers it can present and the options you may have if you come across asbestos in your workplace.
With asbestos being the biggest single cause of work- related deaths, with around 4,000 reported each year in the UK alone, knowing what steps to take if you come across asbestos is vitally important.
Because it is often mixed with other materials, sometimes it can be difficult to know if you're working with asbestos or not. However, if you work in any building constructed before the year 2000, it is likely that it will contain asbestos in one form or another.
The history of asbestos, and why it was used
The identification of asbestos, in its various forms
The dangers that asbestos can present
The regulations that govern asbestos handling and disposal
The options you may have if you discover asbestos