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Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness


About this course

This course is designed to highlight the dangers of asbestos, the different types of asbestos and where asbestos can be found to those who may encounter asbestos during their work tasks. It does not provide you with the training to knowingly disturb or remove asbestos.



On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.


The course lasts approximately 45 minutes, although this can depend on the level of existing knowledge.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)


Course Curriculum

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


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