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Asbestos Awareness Online Training

Asbestos Awareness Online Training

  • Complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Audited and approved by IATP
  • Approved by RoSPA
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration 1-2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

This IATP approved Asbestos Awareness online training course provides learners with the information needed to avoid work that may disturb asbestos or bring you in contact with asbestos and the risks associated with Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).

Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees.  Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that every employer must ensure that any employee that is, or is liable to be, exposed to asbestos, or supervises such employees, is given adequate information, instruction and training to ensure they can safeguard themselves and other employees and carry out their work effectively.

This Asbestos Awareness online training course has been approved and audited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) and approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP)

Who is it for?

This Asbestos Awareness online training course is for anyone who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work and needs understand the dangers so they can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos.

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this Asbestos Awareness online training course has been independently audited and approved by IATP and approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Your certificate will include both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

Asbestos Awareness Online Training Certificate

What does the course cover?

The Asbestos Awareness online training course contains the following 8 topics and includes an assessment:

Asbestos types and properties

  • What the term asbestos refers to
  • The colour, nature and name of three common types of asbestos
  • The desirable and undesirable properties of asbestos

History of the use of asbestos in the UK

  • The history of the use of asbestos in the United Kingdom
  • When the harmful effects of asbestos became apparent
  • When asbestos consumption reached its peak in the UK
  • When the different asbestos types were banned from use in the UK

The health effects of asbestos

  • Why the properties of asbestos cause it to have such an adverse effect on health
  • The primary cause of asbestos-related diseases
  • The reasons for the increasing numbers of asbestos-related deaths
  • Why it can take decades for symptoms of asbestos-related diseases to appear
  • The main types of asbestos-related disease and the parts of the body they effect
  • Why there is an increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
  • Who is at the most risk from asbestos disease, including from secondary exposure

Asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant

  • What is meant by ACMs
  • The difference between asbestos and ACMs
  • The uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings, equipment, plant etc
  • When the use of asbestos and ACMs is most likely to have occurred
  • What is meant by friability
  • The conditions under which various ACMs will release fibres

Important asbestos-related legislation

  • The principal legislation that aims to protect people in the workplace
  • Specific asbestos-related legislation

Asbestos surveys and registers

  • The purpose of asbestos surveys
  • Two types of asbestos survey and when they are needed
  • The information that a survey should include
  • Where the information gathered in a survey is recorded

Dealing with an emergency

  • The general procedure to follow if you discover or damage a suspected ACM
  • What constitutes an asbestos emergency and how to recognise it
  • The general procedures to be followed if there is an uncontrolled release of asbestos into the workplace

Avoiding the risks posed by asbestos

  • The things that you can do to avoid the risks posed by asbestos


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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