Asbestos awareness training is provided by AlertForce to prevent health risks potentially caused by asbestos exposure at the workplace.

Asbestos training courses are available online.   Asbestos becomes a health hazard when fibres become airborne and are inhaled or swallowed.  

While asbestos containing material is not generally considered to be harmful, it can place a person at risk when it releases dust or fibres into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Asbestos awareness training is therefore important for workforces.    

Asbestos fibres can become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat from where some may pass deep into the lungs or the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibres can cause health problems.  

It is hard to destroy asbestos fibres once they are lodged in lung or body tissue since the body cannot remove them or break them down.  

Health effects depend on the length, diameter and composition of fibre. Disease is usually associated with long-term exposure in occupational or para-occupational settings.  

Asbestos awareness training keeps the workforce informed about the OHS hazards associated with asbestos exposure.  

All forms of asbestos can potentially cause non-cancer diseases such as pleural plaques and asbestosis or cancers such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.