Asbestos Awareness Training

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This Asbestos Awareness Training Course will help you to familiarise with the safety procedures you need to follow, in order to protect your health in the workplace. You’ll learn about the dangers of working with asbestos and how to comply with the law, to ensure you and your colleagues are 100% safe.

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material that can cause serious respiratory health issues when exposed to large amounts of it. If you work in construction, it’s important to know what precautions to take should you ever be working in an environment where you could be breathing in its fibres.

This Asbestos Awareness Training course is for everybody who may possibly come into contact with Asbestos; from office workers to builders. The course will prepare you for identifying the different forms of the material and when to call an emergency or the authorities.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Guidance to comply with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and CDM Regulations 2015
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified health and safety professionals
  • Self paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

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Who should take the course

This informative course is for individuals associated with the building trade and employees working in older properties. Examples would include such trades as;

  • Decorators
  • Construction workers
  • Builders
  • Property owners
  • Office workers 
  • Employees in older UK residences


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate that they;

  • Know the history behind the use of Asbestos in the UK and when it was banned.
  • Understand why Asbestos still poses a risk to individuals.
  • Identify the different forms of Asbestos and where it can be found.
  • Know how to safely dispose or deal with Asbestos.
  • Name the different diseases caused by Asbestos.
  • Know what causes an emergency with Asbestos and what to do in an incident.


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

Module one takes a look at the history of Asbestos, and why it was used so much in the UK building industry. It also examines the natural properties of the substance and the types in use in the UK. There is also an overview of the risks of the material and when/why it was banned in Great Britain.

In Module two, we go into ways you can identify Asbestos and ACM in properties, what condition it may be in, and how dangerous it may be.

In Module Three, we look at the way current UK law covers the usage and discovery of Asbestos materials. As well as looking at the way laws and legislation protect employees, the course explains why Asbestos is still a risk today after many years of being banned.

In Module Four, we look at the way current UK law covers the usage and discovery of Asbestos materials. As well as looking at the way laws and legislation protect employees, the course explains why Asbestos is still a risk today after many years of being banned.

Module Five covers the procedures involved for Asbestos Surveys, and what the benefits are. We also speak about ways of finding reputable surveyors and highlighting the level of risks in a property.  

Module Six describes the many ways which are available to employers and homeowners to mitigate any risk from discovered (or undiscovered). It also covers the obligations that both employers and employees have for the well-being of all workers.

Module Seven describes the way in which potentially hazardous Asbestos waste can be safely handled and disposed of. We also look at who is legally obliged to do this, and who enforces the regulations and licensing of the practice. 

Module Eight will teach the methods of dealing with accidental or unexpected exposure from Asbestos. It covers what to do in an emergency and how to aid Emergency Services in the event of Asbestos discovery.  

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