Asbestos Awareness Course


Use of asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) was not banned until 1999. This means any building built or refurbished before the year 2000 could contain asbestos. In 2011, around 4,500 people in the UK died of an asbestos related disease. Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 employers are required to train workers annually if its possible for them to accidentally disturb ACM’s during the course of their work. The course is delivered by a UKAS accredited asbestos consultant. The course will be tailored to the precise client requirement.

Course objectives

To provide delegates with training enabling them to demonstrate a good level of asbestos awareness, allowing them to recognise ACM’s and protect themselves and those around them from potential asbestos exposure.

Who should attend

All those involved in the building maintenance/construction trades who may encounter asbestos (e.g. carpenters, electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, demolition workers, painters, caretakers, roofers, shop fitters, telecoms engineers, computer engineers, building surveyors, etc.). Also, workers who may have to run cables or wiring through buildings, as well as managers in these trades.


1/2 Day

Course content

  • What is asbestos
  • History of asbestos
  • Different types of asbestos
  • Health effects from asbestos
  • Recognising potential asbestos in buildings
  • Emergency Procedures what to do if you think you have disturbed it
  • Relevant legislation
  • The different types of Asbestos surveys & limitations
  • Asbestos removal how is this undertaken
  • Licensed and unlicensed asbestos work
  • Question and answer session

(Note: this course is delivered in conjunction with our asbestos partner organisation.)


Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the multiple choice assessment.