Asbestos awareness is one of the most important components of safety in a construction site.

Recently there are many asbestos-related diseases reported in the UK itself.
Asbestos is mainly seen in fibrous form. These asbestos fibers are very dangerous when we inhale it. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening.

All asbestos-related diseases typically take many years to develop, So it is difficult to identify whether you are infected or not. So its better you consult a doctor if you are a person who is working with asbestos.

There were 2,595 mesothelioma deaths in 2016 and is estimated that there were, in addition, a similar number of deaths due to asbestos-related lung cancer.

And also once they inhaled there is no known method exists to remove asbestos fibers from the lungs. But there are some mechanisms to remove asbestos naturally by the lungs or break down in the lungs, but it only depends on your luck.

Risk control through proper asbestos awareness training

Most of the workers and many other individuals are not well aware of this, which resulted in asbestos-related diseases. A proper asbestos awareness training will help to reduce many hazards up to a certain limit.

Reduce Health Risks

Asbestos awareness course will help organisations meet their legal obligations and provide candidates with a basic awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos and the management and control measure required to control the health risks.

By taking an awareness course, a worker or an individual will be able to do the following :

1) Be aware of the dangers due to mishandling the asbestos;
2) Will have knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework that underpins asbestos management;
3) Can be aware of the appearance of asbestos and asbestos-containing material;
4) Can be aware of the typical areas where asbestos can be found;
5) Can be aware of the precautions to take before working on the fabric of a building;
6) Can be aware of what to do if they discover or disturb asbestos.

You can prevent asbestos-related diseases by taking an awareness course and by limiting your exposure to asbestos fibers. If you are the person who works with asbestos, make sure to follow workplace rules for handling it. For example, make sure that air levels are measured properly, and wear a proper respirator to avoid breathing in asbestos fibers.

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Asbestos Awareness Online course has been designed for any individual working in an environment where there is a high risk of encountering asbestos. Under current EU legislation employers must ensure sufficient asbestos awareness training for all staff. Please note that this is an awareness course only and does not prepare you to work with asbestos containing materials.