Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of
people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction
industry right up until the year 2000.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 apply to employers, employees, self employed persons
and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulation 10 of CAR states
that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to
employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.

This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.

This course covers all areas of asbestos awareness and is designed for anyone who may come into
contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians,
carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades.
The course consists of 4 modules with questions at the end. The modules cover areas such as
recognising asbestos, where it is used, minimising the risks and legislation about working with

Approved by ROSPA & IATP