Dealing with asbestos have to be more careful, as it is very dangerous and cause diseases easily. Asbestos contains very minute fibers which will be spread into the air from broken and damaged asbestos. Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious, long-term and potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. It takes more than 20 years to develop these disease from the time of exposure.

To avoid the hazards caused by asbestos exposure, each and everyone have to take an awareness course and get the proper guidelines in “How to handle asbestos in the worksite or at your home“. Also, asbestos awareness training can help you to identify this material and conduct yourself around it safely.

Asbestos awareness course will assist you in three processes mainly:

* Identifying the presence of asbestos
* Asbestos removal and demolition
* Disposal of asbestos waste
* Identifying the presence of asbestos

It is really important to find the presence of asbestos in your area. Most of the buildings built before 70’s and 80’s will probably contain asbestos as, it was very cheap and easily available. The inhalation of dust from the broken or damaged asbestos is very hazardous. The asbestos material is found in the walls, floors and can resemble like standard insulation unless you know what you’re looking for. This substance should be treated very carefully, however, as exposure is no laughing matter.

Asbestos removal and demolition

* Inspect your place for any asbestos contamination
* Collect samples of suspect materials to be tested by an accredited lab
* The technicians will need to seal off the work area with technoscientific sheets to make sure that asbestos fibers will not spread into the air.
* If the air removal is done and if you passed it, only then will you be able to admit other workers or staff to the area to continue with the renewal procedures.

Disposal of asbestos waste

Asbestos waste must be disposed of in a landfill that has a particular license allowing it to accept asbestos.

If you work on a building with asbestos, such as an older school or office building, then it is essential to be aware of this substance. Those that work in the trades, installation of appliances or surveyors should be very careful and undertake asbestos awareness training online or classroom.

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Author's Bio: 

Olive Learning’s online Asbestos Awareness course is certified by UKATA. On successfully completing the course, the UKATA certificate is automatically generated and emailed straight to you.