Asbestos Awareness
Average Duration: 1-2 Hour
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Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance that causes serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs or damages it. For this reason, all workers who may come across asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must be trained so that they can work safely. This includes work with potential ACMs, accidental discovery of asbestos, and accidental damage to asbestos and ACMs.

This IATP accredited Asbestos Awareness (Category A) course provides a comprehensive introduction to the dangers of working with asbestos. By taking our training you will be complying with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. You will understand what asbestos is and where you may encounter it, the dangers associated with asbestos exposure, and what to do if you discover asbestos. This knowledge will help you or your team to stay safe around asbestos.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

Developed by Health and Safety Professionals

Online training course and assessment with no time limits

Approximate duration: 2 hours

Downloadable certificate on completion




Who should take this course?

Our accredited Asbestos Awareness (Category A) course is designed for anybody who works with, or near, asbestos at work. This includes the following job roles:

Heating engineers

Ventilation engineers

Carpenters and joiners



Construction workers

Demolition workers


Painters and decorators

General maintenance workers

Please note that as this is a Category A Asbestos Course, the information in this course is an awareness level of training. It does not allow you to work with asbestos or conduct asbestos removal. Such work requires practical training additional to this course.




Course content:


In the first module of this course, we will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to asbestos awareness. We will explain what asbestos is, how you may disturb it during your work and the risks to your health from asbestos exposure.




The Control of Asbestos Regulations:

This second module explains the main requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations for Ireland (HSA) and for the UK(HSE)and how they apply to dutyholders.



Health Risks and Personal Factors:

In the third module, we will explain the health complications that arise after exposure to asbestos. You will learn about asbestos-related diseases, Workplace Exposure Limits and your requirements for respiratory protective equipment. 


Discovery of Asbestos or Accidental Disturbance of ACMs:

In the final module, we will examine the dangers of disturbing asbestos. You will learn what to do if you discover asbestos unexpectedly, if you accidentally disturb Asbestos Containing Materials and the emergency procedures that you must follow.




Aims of the course

By completing this training, you will understand:

Why asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be harmful and must be treated as hazardous substances.

The very serious ill-health effects of asbestos.

The control measures for asbestos required by the law.

The responsibilities of employers and employees.

What to do on discovery or accidental disturbance of asbestos-containing materials.





After completing the four modules, you will be invited to take the course assessment. This is made up of 20 questions and will test the knowledge you have gained from your training. The questions are multiple choice and are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. The pass mark for the assessment is 80% and you can take it as many times as you need to with no extra charge.


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