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Asbestos Awareness Training

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0.5 hours
25 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Asbestos Awareness Training

This IATP Approved Asbestos Awareness training was designed for workers who may potentially come into contact with asbestos whilst at work. The course informs the user of what asbestos is, where it might be found, and what it’s used for; and why it’s dangerous.

In 2018 there were 2,446 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (HSE). Mesothelioma is a type of cancer usually caused by being exposed to asbestos fibres and them breathing in. 

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their staff know where asbestos and related materials are likely to be found, how to avoid the risk of exposure and to provide the necessary PPE to keep the worker safe.

This course is available in 28 Languages.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate

This Asbestos Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. Your certificate will include; any approvals or accreditations the course has, your name, your mark, the date you received the certificate and the date of expiry. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about asbestos-related legislation
  • Learn about what to do if you disturb asbestos
  • Learn more about the preventative steps you can take to reduce the risks at work

Training Course Content

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

Section 1: Asbestos Awareness 

This section will cover what asbestos is, why it is dangerous and materials that contain it, who is at risk and the different kinds of asbestos. 

Section 2: Practical Steps

This final section will cover the steps that you can take to reduce and remove the risks of asbestos exposure. Including what to do if you disturb asbestos. 

Why choose iHASCO

Over 5.5 million training sessions delivered

96% said we helped them work towards compliance with legislation

We've helped over 10,000 organisations to date


Multiple use

We prefer to build packages to precisely fit your needs, where pricing starts at as little as £5 pp, but you can get started with one of the off the shelf solutions below and add extra courses and sessions at a later date.

  • 1 course/5 certificates: £100 PA

  • 5 courses/100 certificates: £900 PA

  • 10 courses/500 certificates: £2,100 PA

Single use (60 days access)

  • 1 user/course: £25 (Refundable if you upgrade later)

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Asbestos is not a recent discovery. In fact, there’s evidence that asbestos was used over 4,000 years ago!

The Egyptians and Greeks used it for burial clothes and lamp wicks. Even as early as this the dangers of using asbestos were suspected with Greek philosophers noting that slaves who worked with this material usually succumbed to some type of lung ailment.

The Romans used asbestos in building materials.

In medieval times it was used as insulation in suits of Armour.

Towards the end of the 19th Century the Industrial Revolution ensured its use became widespread.

The use of asbestos and any materials containing asbestos was completely banned in 1999, but because it was used widely before this any building built or refurbished before the Year 2000 is likely to contain some asbestos.

So, although asbestos is no longer used in this country, it was until relatively recently - it is not an historical problem – it’s a current problem!

In this section we are looking at what asbestos is, what it was used for and why.


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iHASCO are a market-leading provider of high-quality Health & Safety, HR and Business Compliance eLearning with a keen focus on creativity, quality, and most of all, simplicity. We are committed to you and your organisation's training journey. With our core...

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Unit 2 Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane West
RG12 7BW Bracknell

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Average rating 5

Based on 14 reviews

The course is very interesting and informative, and presented in a very good way to keep you interested
I have to say ,I’ve completed various asbestos training courses over the years,and this is one of the best and briefest I’ve come across,Concise sharp and to the point,The guy in the video is very sharp and doesn’t jabber on,I highly recommend to anyone in construction or civils industry to take a brief moment of your time to listen to this.. Go...
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Thank you, great course content and certainly one of the most informative modules I have taken to date
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