At the end of this session, each delegate will have developed their knowledge on the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials. The session provides an overview of the legislative measures in place to permit employees to safeguard themselves and other affected by work activities.


The session will be facilitated by Pennington Choices. An outline of the session is shown below:

  • Understand the nature and properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke.
  • Be familiar with the types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant.
  • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos by understanding where to obtain information on asbestos in premises prior to commencing work.
  • Know what to do if suspicious materials are found.
  • Know how to use appropriate workplace precautions, including the risk assessment process, or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos.
  • Know how to undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others. Have an awareness of the key aspects of the asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation.
  • Understand procedures to be followed when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements.


MEMBERS: Free (if part of training allocation)


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We will be delivering this training session on MS Teams. In advance of the session, you will be sent a unique URL to join within a calendar invite. Please ensure that the attached T&C’s on the invite are thoroughly read.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

4 October 2023

10am until 1pm – Online

This session is fully booked, click here to express interest.

Asbestos Awareness – Upcoming dates.