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Asbestos Awareness Training Course


This Asbestos Awareness Training Course follows the required syllabus set out by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Until the 1990's most buildings contained Asbestos, and even until the year 2000 Asbestos may be found in some buildings. It was considered a ‘miracle ingredient’ and was added to increase the strength and durability of products.

Gradually the dangers of asbestos began to be realised and we now have the legacy of millions of buildings with asbestos products in their structure. Disturbing the asbestos, either during maintenance work or structural alterations can be dangerous, both for those who undertake the work and for those who are based in the same buildings.

The control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 states that Asbestos Awareness Training is mandatory for anyone who is involved with or affected by disturbing the fabric of a building. This course also helps those responsible for building, the “Duty Holder”, to understand the regulations and know how to provide with maintenance, alterations and repairs.

This Asbestos Awareness Training Course is rated Class A and satisfies Regulation 10 of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.


RoSPA Approved Asbestos Certification
Online Asbestos Awareness Course
Asbestos Awareness Demo

The Updated Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

This Online Asbestos Awareness Training Course complies fully with the recently updated Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, which came into force on the 6th April 2012. The Learning Material within the course has being updated in line with the new legislation from the HSE, (The Health and Safety Executive).


Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

The Control of Asbestos Regulations originally came into force on the 13th November 2006, and have subsequently being updated on the 6th April 2012. The regulations require mandatory training for anyone who is liable to be exposed to Asbestos Fibres at work. Regulation 10 states that every employer shall ensure that adequate instruction and training is given to those employees who are liable to be exposed to Asbestos, or who supervise such employees, so that they are aware of:-

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking
  • The types of products or materials likely to contain asbestos
  • The operations which could result in asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise exposure
  • Safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Hygiene requirements


Asbestos Awareness Training is specifically for those individuals who may disturb Asbestos in their everyday work, or those who work in a building where Asbestos could be present. These include:-

  • Maintenance Staff
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Painters and Decorators
  • Joiners
  • Gas Fitters
  • Construction Workers
  • Demolition Workers
  • Roofers
  • Ventilation Engineers
  • Plasterers
  • Building Surveyors
  • Shop Fitters
  • Telecommunications Installers
  • Computer and Networking Installers


Our Asbestos Awareness Training Course has being Approved by RoSPA, (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). This means that a Full UK Awarding Body has looked at the learning material involved in our course and confirmed that this meets the requirements set out in Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 with regard to Asbestos Awareness Training.

The Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) advises that refresher Training should be given at least every year and be appropriate to the role undertaken.

Asbestos Awareness Course Contents

The course contains all of the essential recognised syllabus and also some fascinating videos from the US archives.

  • What is asbestos
  • Definition and types of asbestos
  • The history of asbestos
  • Uses of asbestos
  • The dangers the health posed by asbestos
  • The history of asbestos legislation
  • The 2006 Control of Asbestos Regulations
  • What is a licence?
  • Who will require a licence? Categories of training
  • The duty holder – Their responsibilities
  • Undertaking work on pre – 2000 buildings
  • The Asbestos Register
  • The asbestos management plan
  • Who is at risk
  • Sampling
  • When work begins
  • Emergency procedures
  • What the removers should do
  • Removal procedures – for information

This essential Asbestos Awareness Training Course will fulfil the responsibility of those who have to make everyone in a potentially Asbestos containing building aware of the dangers, and also those who undertake simple maintenance or repairs aware of the hazards and work safely. Asbestos Awareness Certification will provide other companies that you may do work for the proof that staff training has taken place.

The duration of the Asbestos Awareness Training Course is approximately 1 and-a-half-hours, this is including the assessment.



Asbestos Awareness Assessment and Certification

The Asbestos Awareness assessment consists of 20 multiple choice questions. A trainee will pass the assessment with a score of 75% or above, (15 out of 20). Once a trainee has successfully completed the assessment they can instantly print their RoSPA Approved Asbestos Awareness Certificate directly from their PC.


Asbestos Awareness Online Course