Asbestos Awareness Course

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If you are 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.


  • What asbestos is
  • Where it can be found
  • Asbestos-related death
  • Health implications of asbestos exposure
  • Working with asbestos
  • Preventing accidental asbestos exposure


  • 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 09:00 – 13:15

Awarding Body

The Asbestos Awareness Course is not an accredited qualification but meets the legal requirement to train staff that may disturb asbestos in their everyday work as laid down by the HSE, https://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/training.htm

Qualification Code


Delivery Type


Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

Multiple choice exam paper.


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

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