Asbestos Awareness Training

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This Asbestos Awareness training course is for anyone who works with, or might potentially come into contact with asbestos at work. It looks at what asbestos is, where it might be found, and what it’s used for; it considers some of the major diseases associated with working with asbestos and the effects they have on the human body; and it covers what you should do if you are ever accidentally exposed. The course is both IOSH Approved and has been audited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP).

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  • Learn how to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and CDM Regulations 2015
  • Learn about the appropriate control measures, risk assessments and emergency procedures
  • Understand the emergency procedure to follow if you unexpectedly discover/disturb asbestos

Covered in this course


This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 What is Asbestos?
  2. 2 Where is Asbestos found?
  3. 3 Emergency Procedures to Asbestos Exposure
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Diagram of ribs and lungs of a person showing heavy and light asbestos exposure as part of our asbestos awareness training course

In section 1, we look at the three major types of asbestos – chrysotile, crocidolite and amosite, looking at their structure, how they were used, why they were used and why they are such a health risk.  We cover the four major diseases caused by asbestos - asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Person on a ladder looking in the ceiling to check for asbestos as part as asbestos awareness training

In this section we look at the Law, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the legal requirement to have up-to-date information on the location and condition of any asbestos in a building before any work is started. We use an interactive building – so users can click to see how asbestos may have been used in each area.

Two workers, one in a protective suit and respirator, the other with asbestos dust, to show the importance of asbestos awareness

Here we look at the procedures that should be followed if you should unexpectedly discover or disturb asbestos. We use step-by-step guidance and include the requirement to keep a record of any incidents. We also highlight the need to practice emergency procedures. 


Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their staff know where asbestos and related materials are likely to be found, how to avoid the risk of exposure and to provide the necessary protective equipment to keep them safe.

This high-quality Asbestos Awareness training course teaches you all you need to know about basic asbestos awareness in a concise online format.

Asbestos is the name given to a group of natural minerals which have been used for centuries. Valued for its durability and heat resistance, asbestos was often used as insulation in buildings, as flooring and roofing, and sprayed onto ceilings and walls. However, when broken down into tiny fibres and breathed in, it can lead to a host of life-threatening diseases – including asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

In 1999, Asbestos was fully banned from use in the UK. However, despite this, it’s still responsible for over 1,800 deaths every year. Many buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still have asbestos in them, meaning that it’s absolutely crucial that anyone who might be exposed – such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and builders – must have asbestos awareness training.

This Asbestos Awareness training provides you with everything you need to know about the basics of asbestos safety awareness, and it does so in a concise, easily understood, and engaging format. However, please note – only HSE licensed contractors can test for and remove asbestos!

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Asbestos Awareness Training

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Asbestos Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Asbestos Awareness Training certificate


Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Asbestos Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

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This course its great human information

As a employee I'm glad to know the information and deal with asbestos through this course

Good straight to point information

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The asbestos awareness is really good

I learnt a lot since going through the asbestos training very helpful

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Good thorough training video

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Good thorough training video

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Good Initial Overview of Risks

Good starter for initial understanding of what to look out for, what to do, what to provide/expect as am employer/employee. Some picture samples of where asbestos was used would be helpful for those less obvious areas like sink pads, toilet seats, etc.

Excellent course

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - which came into force on 6th April 2012 - requires that the responsible person (or duty holder) in all non-domestic premises is responsible for ensuring that people who work there or visit the premises are protected against ill-health from exposure to asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings – industrial, commercial or public buildings – for example, offices, schools, hospitals, factories, shops and warehouses.

"Every employer must prevent the exposure to asbestos of any employee employed by that employer so far as is reasonably practicable."

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

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