Course Overview

To provide the learner with a basic understanding and knowledge of asbestos. This course will be of use to individuals who are involved in the refurbishment, maintenance and upkeep of buildings and who may foreseeably disturb the fabric of any building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000. 


  • Explain the properties of asbestos and its previous uses
  • Understand the health effects of asbestos
  • Recognise asbestos-containing materials
  • Know how to control exposure to asbestos