Asbestos Awareness Course

Asbestos Awareness Course

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Asbestos Awareness Course

If you’re in a building that was built before the year 2000, it probably contains asbestos. The dangers that asbestos presents are serious, with it being responsible for around 5,000 deaths per year. Employers must ensure that anyone who could disturb asbestos while carrying out their everyday work understands what asbestos is and how to work in a competent and safe way, without risk to themselves or others.

The Asbestos Awareness course is designed to ensure that anyone who may come into contact with asbestos knows what asbestos is, where it can be found, the dangers of asbestos and how to protect themselves from accidental exposure. Learners undertaking this course will gain the knowledge and skills required to work safely with asbestos, ensuring that they, and others, remain safe.

Who is the Course For?

Anyone who could disturb asbestos while carrying out their everyday work.

Course Syllabus

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health
  • The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and plant
  • The general procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos

Course Prerequisites

People undertaking this qualification must be 14 years of age, or above

There are no other prerequisites for this course

Course Duration

Contact Hours: 4

Good Skills Training normally deliver this course 09:30 – 13:45 

Awarding Body or Accreditation

The Asbestos Awareness Course is not an accredited qualification, it does however satisfy the requirements of Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 

Delivery Type


Assessment Method

Multiple choice questions

Maximum Learners Per Tutor

The Asbestos Awareness Course has a maximum ratio of 20:1 


Best practice for asbestos awareness training is to refresh your training on an annual basis

Booking an onsite course

To enquire about an onsite course for your staff, please either call our head office, 01473 551911, or one of our local offices, or fill in the enquiry form below