Asbestos Awareness

30 minutes plus test

£ 45.00 per licence


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

This specialist health and safety course looks at what asbestos is, where it might be found and what to do in case of accidental disturbance. We also look at the major diseases that are caused by working with asbestos without adequate protection – asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Anyone who has even the slightest chance of being exposed to asbestos fibres at work must have this training. As an employer it is your legal obligation to ensure you know where asbestos and asbestos materials are likely to be found in buildings, as well as how to avoid the risk of exposure.

Our online Asbestos Awareness training has been approved by RoSPA and has been independently audited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP).

Key Features & Benefits of this Course:

  • Complete the course in just 30 minutes online
  • Comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Suitable for everybody at risk from exposure
  • Learn about the appropriate control measures, risk assessments and emergency procedures
  • Cost effective training with bulk discounts available

Asbestos Awareness Course Contents:

  1. What is Asbestos?

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.

  1. Where is Asbestos found?

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 work is started.

We then look at the places you are most likely to find asbestos, how it was commonly used and where it can be found in buildings today. We use an interactive building to demonstrate how asbestos may have been used in each area.

  1. Emergency Procedure

Here we look at the procedures that should be followed if you should unexpectedly discover or disturb asbestos, whether it is a small amount, or if there is a lot of dust or debris. 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.

Test & Certificate

This Asbestos Awareness training programme concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with 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 re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 – which came into force on 6th April 2012 – require that the responsible person (or duty holder) in all non-domestic premises ensures 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.

Section 10 of the Control of Asbestos regulations, ‘INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION and TRAINING’,
stipulates that every employer must ensure that any employee who is liable to be exposed to asbestos is given adequate information, instruction and training so that they are aware of:

  1. The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking
  2. The types of products or materials likely to contain asbestos
  3. The operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventative controls to minimise exposure
  4. Emergency procedures, use of protective equipment, decontamination and asbestos waste handling

Asbestos Awareness also falls under the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015.