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Asbestos Awareness

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

Our asbestos awareness training course educates employers and employees on the implications of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 as well as the health risks and recommended safety precautions when dealing with asbestos.

*This asbestos awareness training is only to make the trainee aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, and is not training for licensed or unlicensed work with Asbestos.

According to the HSE, asbestos can be found in any building (such as schools, offices, factories and hospitals) built before 2000, and is the cause of around 5,000 deaths every year. Asbestos can also be found in up to 18 unique locations in an industrial property, and is present in millions of homes, businesses and public buildings.

When asbestos is accidentally disturbed or deliberately handled, it is potentially very hazardous to the health of the individual; so therefore employers and employees need to know its dangers and what to do upon the discovery of asbestos on company premises.

Effective asbestos awareness training will educate employees on how to avoid potential exposure through effective procedures and personal safety precautions, and what to do in the result of emergency asbestos exposure.

Entry Requirements:

This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

Recognising asbestos – The different types of asbestos (main types: crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile) and the different uses and likely locations of asbestos in buildings.

How asbestos can affect your health – Fatal and serious diseases caused by asbestos like mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and diffuse pleural thickening. Long-term health following exposure and the additional impact of smoking.

Knowing what the law requires – The implications of the law covering asbestos: The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and the role of the ‘duty holder’ in non-domestic premises.

Procedures and methods to protect yourself – What to do when you discover asbestos (procedural and managerial duties), and when to use respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and/or personal protective equipment (PPE).

Decontamination – Minor (a little dust on sleeves / shoes) and major contamination (lots of contamination on hair, clothing & shoes): What to do upon discovering that you are contaminated by asbestos.


All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1 - £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ - £6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.

Progression: Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer.

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively if you wish to book multiple courses or for multiple applicants and access the multi booking discount then please complete the Business Booking form -


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Booking Forms

If you are booking courses as an individual please book and pay through the online system linked to each course website.

If you are booking any courses for multiple employees or are submitting a company booking please use this form.

If you are booking multiple 'Online Short Industry Courses please use this booking form.