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Asbestos Awareness Training

Our Asbestos Awareness Training online course is to help the learner understand the dangers of asbestos, especially those who work in trades that take part in building maintenance or refurbishment.

Asbestos kills about 5000 workers each year. Few people realise that most buildings constructed before the turn of the millennium will have asbestos in their fabric. This is safe, until it is disturbed by alterations, and if fibres are breathed into airwaves, they can lodge there for many years, causing irritation and eventually cancer.

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Who is this online Asbestos Awareness Training course for?

This course is for anyone whose work may disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos. It should be given to all those involved with refurbishment, maintenance and associated trades or to those who supervise such employees.


Asbestos Awareness Training Course Aim

The aim of this online training course is to help people understand the dangers posed by asbestos and to avoid carrying out work that will cause the release of dangerous asbestos fibres resulting in serious health problems or death. Knowledge will bring safety.


Asbestos Awareness Training Course Content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to Asbestos regulations and statistics (section 1)

    • Asbestos statistics
    • Employee and employer responsibilities
    • The 3 levels (categories) of asbestos training
    • High-risk occupations
    • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
    • Domestic premises
  • What is asbestos? (section 2)

    • The composition of asbestos
    • 2 main groups of asbestos
    • The main types of asbestos used commercially
    • Uses of asbestos
    • Where asbestos is used
    • Dangerous asbestos products
  • The history of asbestos & the development of legislation (section 3)

    • Asbestos uses in the Industrial Revolution
    • The history of asbestos legislation
  • Asbestos related diseases (section 4)

    • Dangers of asbestos
    • Asbestos-related diseases
  • Licensing and related Legislation (section 5)

    • Types of asbestos licenses
    • Responsibilities
    • Asbestos management planning and registers
    • Using a licensed contractor
    • Sampling
    • Health and safety – good and bad practice
    • Safety signs
    • Practical measures – owners and managers
    • Medical records
    • Emergency procedures

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this section, you should be able to:

  • Section 1 (An introduction to Asbestos regulations and statistics)

    • give some asbestos statistics
    • explain employee and employer responsibilities relating to asbestos
    • explain the three levels (or categories) of asbestos training
    • name some high-risk occupations
    • identify Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
    • explain what the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 covers
  • Section 2 (What is asbestos?)

    • name the two main groups of asbestos
    • name the three most common types of asbestos used commercially
    • identify some asbestos-containing products and where you may find them
    • name the most dangerous asbestos containing products
  • Section 3 (The history of asbestos and the development of legislation)

    • how asbestos was used in the Industrial Revolution
    • why asbestos was considered to be a ‘wonder material’
  • Section 4 (Asbestos related diseases)

    • explain why asbestos is dangerous
    • explain how asbestos can enter the body
    • name asbestos-related diseases caused by inhaling asbestos fibres
    • explain the increased danger of the combination of smoking and inhaling asbestos fibres
  • Section 5 (Licensing and related Legislation)

    • explain the statutory requirements for NNLW (Notifiable Non-Licensed Work)
    • state what the minimum standards are to comply with the law (as is covered in the Approved Code of Practice - ACOP L143 – Revised December 2013)
    • explain who the ‘Duty holder’ might be and their responsibilities under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
    • explain what the 3 main things that should be considered that the HSE gives to trades people for Non-Licensed Operations
    • explain the purpose of asbestos registers
    • explain what should be included on an asbestos register
    • define what is meant by ‘encapsulated asbestos’ and ‘sampling’
    • identify asbestos safety signs
    • explain what practical measures owners and managers should
    • explain what emergency procedures should be in place
    • identify good and bad practices

Asbestos Awareness Training Course Duration

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1 hour, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.


Asbestos Awareness Training Assessment

The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% (23) to obtain the certificate.


Asbestos Awareness Training Certification

On successful completion of the training course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their Asbestos Awareness Training Certification. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.


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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 1 Hour Duration

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