Asbestos Awareness

$30.00 = 1yr access & certificate

This online Asbestos Awareness training course provides an awareness of the hazards associated with disturbing asbestos.

Duration Approx | 80 minutes



Asbestos is extremely hazardous.  When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air which, if inhaled, can prove fatal.

Just a small level of asbestos exposure can increase a person’s risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Every year asbestos kills around 5000 workers, more than the number of people killed on the road.

It is important to note that Asbestos Awareness Training is intended to give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid disturbing asbestos. Further specialised training is required to prepare workers for knowingly carrying out work with asbestos-containing materials.

Asbestos Awareness Course Aim

To help you comply with legislation and ensure that you, or any employee under your supervision, have a comprehensive understanding of what asbestos is, how to recognise suspect asbestos materials, know where they are likely to be found in buildings and how to avoid the risk of potentially deadly asbestos exposure. 

What you will learn

| Where asbestos is likely to be present

| The health risks associated with exposure to asbestos

| The different types of asbestos

| How to undertake an asbestos survey

| The legal responsibilities

| What to do if asbestos is inhaled

Course Content 

Section 1  | Asbestos Explained

Properties of asbestos; where asbestos is found; history of asbestos use; fibre types

Section 2 | Asbestos and its Effect on Health

Asbestos-related diseases; increased risks from smoking

Section 3 | Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

Asbestos in buildings; friability; types and content of asbestos; sprayed asbestos coatings; thermal insulation; millboard; asbestos textiles; asbestos cement sheets; bitumen, flooring products & plastic composite; ACMs within buildings; asbestos register; asbestos survey

Section 4 | Asbestos and the Law

Legal requirements; Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12); CAR12 responsibilities; asbestos management; suspicious materials; what to do if you have inhaled asbestos

Why take the Asbestos Awareness eLearning course?

Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past asbestos exposure. The diseases caused by inhaling asbestos fibres do not affect victims immediately; they often take a long time, sometimes decades, to develop but, once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.

It is vital that anyone who has the potential to be exposed to asbestos understands the risks and knows how to protect themselves.


Asbestos Awareness Certificate

| CPD-accredited echo3education certificate emailed on course completion

| Minimum 80% pass mark required in final assessment

| Unlimited assessment retakes

| Option to purchase posted certificate

Ideal For

Anyone liable to be exposed to or come in contact with asbestos.

Those at particularly at risk of exposure to asbestos include workers involved with the maintenance, construction and demolition of houses and buildings, particularly older buildings (pre-1980s). However, anyone who works in a building which contains asbestos should also understand the potential risks.

This Asbestos Awareness training online course should be undertaken by any worker who could disturb the fabric of a building and potentially expose themselves to asbestos.  The list of professions at risk includes, but is not limited to:

  • General maintenance workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Painters and decorators
  • Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Roofers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters
  • Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Fire/burglar alarm installers
  • Computer and data installers
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors

This course is suitable for both employees and supervisors.

What is included with this Asbestos Awareness Training course online

Carbon Offset


| 90 mins online training

| Supports compliance with  legislation

| 12 months unlimited course access

| Instant self-print certificate

 | Carbon used in the creation and deployment of this course is offset

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