Asbestos Awareness


With the Health and Safety Executive estimating that past asbestos exposure kills 4,500 people a year, it is crucial to understand how to mitigate the risk of asbestos exposure.

This course explains the types of asbestos that may have been used and the likely materials and locations. It explains how asbestos enters the body and the diseases it causes. Completing this course enables people with the knowledge of how to act correctly if asbestos is uncovered.

The course uses videos and interactive exercises to improve understanding and knowledge retention.


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  • The common types of asbestos and where it was used.
  • Asbestos legislation and regulations.
  • How asbestos enters the body and the precautions that can be taken to prevent it.
  • What to do if there is a suspected case of asbestos exposure.


This course is suitable for anyone who may be at risk of damaging or disturbing asbestos. This is an awareness course. Those working with asbestos will require more
detailed training.


  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • CPD Hours: 1
  • Assessment Type: Multiple choice
  • Access: 12 months
  • Accreditation: Digital Learning Certification Service
  • Localisation: UK and NI
  • Support: Phone and email


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