Asbestos Awareness

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Duration | 90 minutes

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Asbestos Awareness Training Online | Asbestos is a very hazardous substance. It has the potential to cause serious ill health to anyone who disturbs it. 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.

Course Objective | Provide the knowledge to work safety where asbestos may be present.

NOTE: This course does not allow you to knowingly disturb asbestos. Employees who plan to undertake work which will knowingly disturb asbestos require more detailed training not covered in this awareness course.

On completion of this course you will know…

| 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


Types and content of asbestos

Sprayed asbestos coatings

Thermal insulation


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

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Why take the Asbestos Awareness eLearning course?

On 6th April 2012 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force. This ensured that the is UK fully implementing the European Union Directive (2009/148/EU) on exposure to asbestos. While this brought fairly limited legislative changes, there are implications for non-licensed work with asbestos. Training remains mandatory for anyone liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres at work.

2012 Asbestos Regulations (External link)

Advice regarding asbestos training (External link)

The objective of this course is to ensure workers are aware of the dangers of asbestos and how to avoid them.  By ensuring workers are trained in asbestos-safe work practices, employers meet part of their legal responsibilities.

Asbestos Certificate

Asbestos Certificate


An echo3education completion certificate is emailed on successful completion of the final assessment.  Successful completion requires 80% of more in the final assessment.  Candidates can retake the assessment as many times as they wish.

Ideal For

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

Those at particular risk of exposure to asbestos include workers involved with the maintenance, construction and demolition of houses and buildings, particularly older buildings (pre-1980s).

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. Examples include: plumbers, roofers, cable layers, demolition workers, shop fitters, etc. This course is also suitable for employers and supervisors.

Benefits of echo3education Asbestos Awareness Training course online

| Accelerated learning – 120 mins

| Supports compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation

| Complies with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

| Rich media and engaging content

| 12 months unlimited course access

| Instant self-print certificate

| Complimentary echo3education training record backup | 0131 661 8253

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