Asbestos Awareness Training covers the following:
- How to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos
- The general procedures to deal with an emergency
- The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
- The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant
It will not prepare workers, or self-employed contractors, to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials (ACM's). If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb ACM's, further information, instruction and training will be needed.