The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) describes asbestos as ‘the silent killer’. It’s also remarkably common – it was a popular building material from the 1950s onwards and is present in many of our homes and workplaces. As it has good fire protection and insulation properties, it was used to insulate pipes and make ceiling tiles – amongst many other uses.
Because asbestos was often mixed with another material, it’s hard to know if you’re working with it or not. But, if you live or work in a building built before the year 2000 (as many of us do), it’s likely that some parts of the building will contain asbestos.
WorkRite’s e-learning Asbestos Awareness Safety course provides information on different types of asbestos and where it is likely to be found. It will run through the potential dangers of asbestos and provide your staff with the knowledge they need.
- What is Asbestos
- Health hazards
- Where can you find asbestos?
- What the law says
- Dealing with asbestos
- Take the test