Asbestos Awareness


Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.

Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation.

Any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) can contain asbestos.

Course Content

  • Introduction to asbestos - nature, origin and use
  • Types of asbestos
  • Health hazards
  • Current legislation and guidance
  • Legal limitations on work liable to disturb asbestos
  • Working safely/duty holders responsibilities
  • Safe working in areas where asbestos is present
  • Emergency procedures/accidental damage/general procedures
  • Safe and correct use of RPE/PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Decontamination
  • Disposal of asbestos waste

Who Is The Course For?

This course is intended for people whose work may bring them into contact with asbestos, from shop fitters to electricians, from plumbers to decorators. It is also suitable for duty holders looking to gain a basic overview of their asbestos responsibilities.

The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed as an awareness session for those workers who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work, or those duty holders requiring a basic overview. It is not intended and is not suitable for those working on asbestos removal.

Course Material

Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist delegates. The Asbestos Awareness course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.

Course Tutor

Our health and safety course tutors are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in managing asbestos related risks. All consultants are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Course Duration

The Asbestos Awareness course is delivered over half a day.


Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course. A short written assessment is undertaken at the end of the course which delegates must successfully complete to be certificated.

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The Asbestos Awareness course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.

For more information please call 0115 984 9940 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements by clicking the button below.

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