Asbestos Awareness


This accredited asbestos awareness course provides an awareness of how to work safely where asbestos could be present.  Complies with employers CAR12 training responsibilities.  80 Minutes

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Asbestos Awareness Course Online | Asbestos can be extremely hazardous if disturbed.   Because fibres released into the air can be fatal if inhaled.  Until the late 1990s asbestos was commonly used in flooring, insulation and roofing.  So the risk of disturbing asbestos remains high for many professionals. 

Consequently, the Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12) place requirements on employers to keep staff safe.  One key requirement is to provide training to anyone who is liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres while at work. This IATP & CPD accredited course meets the (non-licensed) training requirements of CAR12.

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Above all, reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.  And help employers meet mandatory training obligations.


  • | Where is asbestos found
  • | Associated health risks
  • | Different types of asbestos
  • | How to undertake an asbestos survey
  • | Legal responsibilities 
  • | What if you inhale asbestos?


UNIT 1  | Asbestos Explained

Firstly, we explain the properties of asbestos.  For example, where asbestos is found.  After that we outline the history of use and the different fibre types.

UNIT 2 | Asbestos and its Effect on Health

Secondly, we highlight Asbestos-related diseases and how they develop.  Importantly, the increased risks created from smoking.

UNIT 3 | Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

Thirdly, we detail the different product where Asbestos is commonly found.  For example, Sprayed asbestos coatings; Thermal insulation; Millboard; Asbestos textiles; Asbestos cement sheets; Flooring products & plastic composite.  After this we explain the Asbestos register and Asbestos survey. 

UNIT 4 | Asbestos and the Law

Lastly, we look at the legal requirements around asbestos.  Above all the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12).  In addition we details what to do if you have inhaled asbestos.



Anyone who may come in contact with asbestos.  For example, workers involved with the maintenance, construction and demolition of houses and buildings.  Especially older buildings (pre-1990s). 

This online Asbestos Awareness course should be undertaken by any worker who may disturb the fabric of a building.  Therefore, potentially exposing themselves to asbestos.  For instance, professionals at risk include;

  • 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


Asbestos Awareness Certificate


Completion of the Asbestos Awareness course requires 80% or more in the final quiz.  After that, a PDF certificate will be emailed.  In addition, a posted version can be ordered separately. 


Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past asbestos exposure.

A small level of asbestos exposure can increase a person’s risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.  For example, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

However, so long as asbestos-containing materials remain intact they pose very little risk.  But, when disturbed the microscopic fibres, can be deadly.  Particularly to those who are exposed over a long period of time. 

Furthermore, diseases caused by inhaling asbestos fibres often take a long time to develop.  Sometimes decades.  However, once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.


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On 6th April 2012 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force putting various obligations on employers.  For example;   Conduct an asbestos survey and assess the risks.  Secondly, provide all staff liable to disturb asbestos with appropriate awareness training. 

Further information:

To clarify, employers must ensure that employees get the correct level of information, instruction and training.  The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recognise online learning as a viable delivery method for asbestos awareness training.  Training requirements are contained here Approved Code of Practice L143 ‘Managing and working with asbestos’.

Furthermore, CAR12 and the HSE require employers to provide refresher training at appropriate intervals.  For example; every 12 months. | 0131 661 8253

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