Asbestos Awareness online training

Asbestos Awareness

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The primary law governing asbestos management in the United Kingdom is the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR).

Approved by IATP, IIRSM & CPD

Stay safe and compliant at work with our IIRSM & CPD Approved Asbestos Awareness training. Ideal for those who might handle or come into contact with asbestos, the course covers asbestos risks, major diseases associated with asbestos, Legislation and procedures for accidental exposure. The Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) have audited and approved our course. Enrol now and ensure your safety and compliance.

Asbestos is a hazardous material, once widely employed in the construction sector. Asbestos exposure can lead to major health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. As a result, it is critical to understand asbestos and how to handle it safely.

The advantages of asbestos knowledge include safeguarding workers’ health and safety, lowering the danger of legal liability and penalties for companies, and guaranteeing regulatory compliance.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) is the fundamental regulation controlling asbestos management in the United Kingdom. It outlines the obligations and responsibilities of duty holders such as employers, building owners, and contractors. Asbestos awareness training is a legal obligation for people who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials while working.

The seminars teach students how to identify asbestos-containing items and their potential dangers. The courses also emphasise the significance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and following proper asbestos-working procedures.

Overall, Course Central’s IATP, IIRSM, and CPD-approved online Asbestos Awareness courses provide valuable knowledge and training for anyone working in the construction business. Workers can help protect themselves and others from the substantial health dangers of asbestos by learning how to identify and manage it.


This Asbestos Awareness online course is approved by: 


The IATP is a trade association located in the UK that advocates for asbestos training providers throughout the nation. The IATP, which stands for the International Asbestos Training Providers, was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting excellent standards of asbestos training. It also serves as a platform for its members to exchange information and proficiency in asbestos management and training.
The IATP, which stands for the Independent Asbestos Training Providers, is dedicated to advancing the standards of asbestos training. They strive to ensure that their members deliver top-notch training that caters to the requirements of their customers. The organisation collaborates with other organisations and government bodies that deal with asbestos-related issues to ensure that the training standards are current and applicable.
The IATP offers various services to its members, such as chances to connect with other professionals, resources and information accessibility, and assistance with regulatory and compliance matters. The IATP requires its members to undergo a thorough quality assurance process to ensure that their training meets the highest standards.

CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


By the end of this course, you will be able to 


  • Understand what electricity is, its benefits, and define the terms used about electricity.

  • Identify how it causes harm to the body, how to be safe around it and be able to assist if someone is hurt.

  • Understand and be aware of the legislation, refer to further guidance and understand the standards.

  • Recognise the importance of safety management of electrical equipment.

The Asbestos Awareness course offered by Course Central is suitable for a wide range of individuals who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials as part of their work. This includes but is not limited to

  • Construction workers, including those involved in the demolition, refurbishment, and maintenance of buildings.

  • Electricians, plumbers, and other tradespeople who may disturb asbestos-containing materials during their work.

  • Architects, surveyors, and engineers who may encounter asbestos-containing materials during site surveys and assessments.

  • Building owners and managers responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of buildings.

  • Health and safety professionals who want to understand asbestos and its risks better.

It is essential for anyone who may encounter asbestos in their work to receive adequate training to help them identify and manage asbestos safely. The Asbestos Awareness course provided by Course Central is an excellent option for anyone looking to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely around asbestos-containing materials.

Asbestos, a hazardous material, was prohibited entirely in the United Kingdom in 1999. The issue persists and results in more than 5000 fatalities annually. Asbestos was a dangerous material commonly used in building construction before 2000.  Asbestos property to withstand heat and last for a long time made it a suitable option for insulation in buildings, as well as for flooring and roofing purposes. Additionally, it sprayed onto walls and ceilings for various reasons. The small fibre of Asbestos can cause severe health conditions such as asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma, and lung cancer.

It is important to note that many buildings constructed before this time may still contain asbestos. This means that individuals in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, and building may be at risk of exposure. To ensure their safety, these individuals must receive asbestos awareness training.

The course is divided into four modules:

Module 1: Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure – will introduce asbestos and its properties, Common diseases caused by asbestos exposure, The impact of asbestos on the environment, the type of asbestos Training and, The history of asbestos use and its effects on society.

Module 2: Different Types of Asbestos – expands on The different types of asbestos, the physical characteristics of asbestos, The common uses of asbestos-containing materials, and the likelihood of encountering asbestos in buildings.

Module 3: Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos – Focuses on working safely with asbestos-containing materials.

Module 4: An Outline of Asbestos Legislation– will inform you of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR), the duties and responsibilities of duty holders under CAR, and The requirements for asbestos awareness training. 

The Asbestos Awareness course provided by Course Central offers comprehensive knowledge about asbestos and how to manage the risks associated with it. The course covers the properties and risks of asbestos exposure, the different types, safe working practices, and an overview of asbestos legislation. By completing this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of asbestos and the necessary precautions to take when working with asbestos-containing materials.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 100%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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