Asbestos Awareness



Asbestos is a danger in many different sectors and it is estimated that 20 tradesmen, 4 plumbers, 6 electricians and 8 joiners die every week from this hidden killer. It is important to know when there may be a risk of exposure and how to avoid coming into contact with Asbestos.

Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950’s to the mid 1980’s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fire proofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 can obtain asbestos and they can be homes, schools, offices or hospitals. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.

This course covers the risk, why we need to avoid exposure and what can happen with exposure or when you are exposed,  as well as what to do if you come across possible Asbestos to ensure you and your work colleagues are kept safe.  The certificate is valid for 3 years but to comply with the HSE recommendations if it advised to complete a refresher every year.

exposure and what can happen with exposure, or when you are exposed

exposure and what can happen with exposure, or when you are exposed

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 31 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Demolition
  • Building contractors
  • Roofers
  • Agriculture
  • Planners
  • Schools

Also for people who carry out the following their job:

  • Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • Removing asbestos containing floor tiles
  • Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding.


  • What is asbestos
    • What is asbestos
    • History of asbestos
    • The 2 groups of asbestos
    • The three common forms of asbestos
    • So whats so good about asbestos
    • Who is at risk from asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
    • So whats the problem with asbestos
    • Asbestos related Diseases
    • Plural Plaques and Plural Thickening
    • Asbestosis
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mesothelioma
    • Chris Morgan Story
  • Legislation
    • Associated regulations
    • Control of asbestos regulations 2012
    • Training
    • Exposure Limits
    • Licensed Work
    • Duty to manage asbestos regulation 4
    • Identification of asbestos Regulation 5
    • Asbestos risk Assessment Regulation 6
  • Where is it and what does it look like?
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 1
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 2
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 3
  • What do I do if I find Asbestos?
    • Upon Discovery
    • Working with asbestos