Course Overview


Asbestos Awareness Training is essential for any employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos. Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) puts a requirement on employers to ensure that their staff have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training.


The purpose of this particular approved asbestos course is to make workers aware of the potential dangers and the procedures they must follow if they are working with asbestos.

Looking at the properties of asbestos, its effects on the health of those who work with and around it on a regular basis, as well as the types and uses of the material, the Asbestos Awareness Training programme is a must for ensuring risk prevention.

Upon completing the training, candidates will receive the registered Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate, which is valid for 1 year. When this expires, you can take a refresher course to ensure your knowledge is up to date and in line with current industry best practice.

Asbestos Awareness training course covers:

  • What asbestos is
  • The main types of asbestos encountered in the UK
  • How asbestos causes harm
  • Factors that affect the chances of harm being caused
  • Many examples of where asbestos is found in the UK, including:
  • Loose asbestos in cavities
  • Lagging
  • Sprayed coatings
  • Asbestos
  • Insulating Board (AIB)
  • Floor tiles
  • Textiles
  • Composites
  • Textured coating
  • Asbestos cement products
  • How to reduce the risk of being exposed to asbestos
  • What to do in an emergency