Asbestos can be found in many buildings built or refurbished before 2000 and is dangerous if it is disturbed. It is important for staff to understand what the risks are and to be aware of what to do if asbestos is on your premises. The Asbestos at Work manual is designed to help staff understand where asbestos may be present in a building and the practical precautions to take to avoid it being disturbed.
It is used for staff inductions, training, refresher training and also provided to contractors who come onto company premises to undertake any work.
The manual format is A5, 16 page, full colour, clearly written and illustrated and includes a Check Your Knowledge section to test understanding.
- What is asbestos?
- What are the risks?
- What diseases can it cause?
- Asbestos awareness
- Acting safely around asbestos
- Where might you find asbestos?
- Who is likely to be exposed to asbestos?
- Managing asbestos
- Working on a building
- Minimising the risk
- Staying safe