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Asbestos Awareness Course

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Asbestos is an extremely dangerous substance, leading to severe health issues for individuals who disturb and are exposed to it's fibres. It is important that all workers who may encounter asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) undergo training to ensure safe working practices. This includes instances of accidental asbestos discovery and unintentional damage to both asbestos and ACMs.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires every employer to make sure that employees who might come into contact with asbestos get enough information, instruction, and training. Our Asbestos Awareness course, delivers a thorough introduction to the hazards associated with working with asbestos. Through our training, participants will gain insights into adhering to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. They will develop an understanding of what asbestos is, where it may be encountered, the risks linked to asbestos exposure, and appropriate actions to take upon discovering asbestos. This knowledge equips individuals or teams to work safely in environments where asbestos is present.

The HSE advises that Awareness training does not allow you to undertake work that will disturb Asbestos. Workers that plan to carry out Licensed and non-licensed work on asbestos need additional information and training.

Who should take this course

Our accredited Asbestos Awareness course is designed for anybody who may encounter asbestos as part of their work. The Asbestos Awareness E-Learning course is approved by leading industry bodies IIRSM, IATP, Gatehouse Awards & CPD.

Employers and employees may benefit from Asbestos Awareness training to ensure competency in identifying and avoiding Asbestos in the workplace.

There is no legal requirement to repeat an Asbestos Awareness Refresher course, however the HSE recommends a worker to complete an Asbestos Awareness course every 12 months, to help ensure knowledge of Asbestos Awareness is maintained.

For those who are Self-employed - workers must make sure they have sufficient information, instruction and training to protect themselves and others when carrying out work.

Course Modules

1. Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure.
2. Different Types of Asbestos.
3. Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos.
4. An Outline of Asbestos Legislation.

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Ensures compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 by delivering essential information, instruction, and training to workers who may encounter asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the course of their work.

Equips participants with the knowledge to take appropriate actions upon discovering asbestos, emphasizing the importance of implementing safety measures in environments where asbestos is present.

Emphasizes a preventive approach, enabling workers to identify and respond to potential asbestos risks proactively, contributing to a safer work environment and reducing the likelihood of asbestos-related health issues.

The course's practical focus ensures that participants can apply their knowledge to real-life situations, promoting safe and responsible practices when working in environments where asbestos may be present.

The Asbestos Awareness E-Learning course is approved by leading industry bodies: IATP, IIRSM, CPD.

Course Advantages


Asbestos Awareness training in the UK is vital for compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. This training equips workers and supervisors in industries where asbestos exposure risk is high, such as construction and maintenance, with the knowledge to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), understand the health risks associated with asbestos exposure, and follow proper procedures to avoid disturbing asbestos. The aim is to minimize exposure to asbestos fibres, thereby protecting workers' health and ensuring legal compliance with safety standards.

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Instant Certification

Learners will complete questions through the material and complete a multiple-choice test at the end of the course, awarding a printable certificate to successful learners. This final assessment ensures a thorough understanding of the course material.

After completing the test, learners can immediately download their certificate, providing instant proof of their achievement.

The certificate details the learner's name, course name, pass rate, completion date, expiry date, and any relevant approvals or accreditations, making it a significant addition to their professional credentials.

Benefits of learning with Ward 

Convenience and Accessibility

With our user-friendly interface, access your training anytime, anywhere. All you need is an internet connection. This flexibility allows learners to study at their own pace and on their own schedule, ensuring that education fits seamlessly into your life.

Progress Tracking and Assessment

Our platform is equipped with advanced tracking and assessment tools, enabling learners and employers to monitor progress comprehensively. This feature is crucial for maintaining accountability and ensuring the achievement of learning objectives.

Accredited and Value-Driven Training

We pride ourselves on offering accredited training programs that not only meet compliance standards but also offer great value. Enhance your skills and knowledge in crucial areas such as health and safety, food hygiene, and various essential workplace skills, all through our cost-effective training solutions.

Empower Your Team

eLearning courses are vital for fostering a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Whether it's improving soft skills, mastering health and safety protocols, or gaining expertise in food hygiene, Ward Education's comprehensive online courses prepare your team to excel and meet the demands of today's workplace.

  • If I fail the course, can I do it again?
    Certainly. If you're unable to pass, there's no need for concern. The assessment can be retaken multiple times at no extra cost. Additionally, you have the option to go over the material again to brush up on your knowledge before attempting the assessment another time.
  • How are your courses delivered?
    Our courses are exclusively online, featuring interactive modules that include exercises to test comprehension. Upon finishing all modules, students must pass a multiple-choice test to earn their certificate. There's no rush or pressure - if a student doesn't pass initially, they can retake the test as often as needed without any additional fees. Furthermore, course materials are accessible forever, allowing you to review the contents of the course whenever needed.
  • When will I receive my certificate?
    Once you have passed your course, you will have the opportunity to instantly receive an electronic PDF version of your certificate via email right after completing your course. This allows you to access and download your certificate directly from your inbox.
  • How do I buy training for my employees?
    Select the Desired Courses: Begin by choosing the courses you need, as well as the quantity, and add them to your basket. Proceed to Checkout: Provide your details as the order placer. Participants will have the opportunity to enter their details later. Finalize Your Purchase: After completing the purchase, check your email for instructions on how to activate and distribute the courses to your team. Please note: You cannot buy 1 copy of a course and use it for multiple participants, if you wish to train 10 members of staff in a specific course, you will need to purchase 10 copies of the course. For assistance or inquiries, please use the 'Contact Us' form on our website or email us directly at
  • If I order more than one course will I receive any discount?
    Certainly, our bulk discounts are automatically applied to any order comprising a mix of courses, offering you exceptional savings on larger purchases. Here's our simplified discount structure for bulk orders: For purchases of 10 or more courses, you'll receive a 10% discount. For purchases of 50 or more courses, you'll receive a 15% discount. For purchases of 100 or more courses, you'll receive a 20% discount. For purchases of 200 or more courses, you'll receive a 25% discount. For more detailed discussions about your training needs or budget, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email for personalised assistance. You can contact us at
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"The course was engaging with good content, modules were also very interactive. Will use again for future courses."

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