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Asbestos Awareness Training Course

asbesdosawareness.jpgThe use of all asbestos containing materials was not banned until 1999. This means any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. Around 5,000 people in the UK die of an asbestos related disease every year.

Any worker liable to disturb asbestos while performing their normal everyday work is required to be trained. Every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to those employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos during the course of their work.

Course Aim

The asbestos awareness course aims to provide candidates with theoretical training to enable them to demonstrate a good level of asbestos awareness that will enable them to identify asbestos and protect themselves and those around them from asbestos exposure.

Who Should Attend

All those involved in the building maintenance / construction trades who may encounter asbestos for example i.e. Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Pipe fitters, Demolition workers, Painters, Caretakers, Roofers, Shop fitters, Telecoms engineers, Computer engineers, Building surveyors etc.

Content of Course

The course covers:

  • What is asbestos
  • History of asbestos
  • Different types of asbestos
  • Health effects from asbestos
  • Identifying asbestos in buildings
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Video – Asbestos the facts and various other clips
  • Licensed and unlicensed asbestos
  • Relevant legislation
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Asbestos removal
  • Question and answer session


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify common asbestos products and know the general places where asbestos is found in buildings.

They will know how to deal with the identification of asbestos or damaged asbestos products and will be able to carry out their works safely in places where asbestos has been identified.

Examination Information

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the multiple choice assessment.

Duration of Course

Half Day - Trainer Led Learning

Contact us to request information on rates and availability on this course.