Asbestos is a killer. Become aware of signs of asbestos and what to do if you find any in your workplace or home.
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Asbestos Awareness (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 32 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Asbestos is a danger in many different sectors and it is estimated that 20 tradesmen, 4 plumbers, 6 electricians and 8 joiners die every week from this hidden killer. It is important to know when there may be a risk of exposure and how to avoid coming into contact with Asbestos.

Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 can obtain asbestos and they can be homes, schools, offices or hospitals. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.

This course covers the risk, why we need to avoid exposure and what can happen with exposure or when you are exposed,  as well as what to do if you come across possible Asbestos to ensure you and your work colleagues are kept safe.  The certificate is valid for 3 years. To comply with the HSE recommendations it is advised to complete a refresher every year.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Demolition 
  • Building contractors
  • Roofers
  • Agriculture
  • Planners
  • Schools

Also for people who carry out the following their job:

  • Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 32 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • What is asbestos
    • What is asbestos
    • History of asbestos
    • The 2 groups of asbestos
    • The three common forms of asbestos
    • So what's so good about asbestos
    • Who is at risk of asbestos 
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
    • So what's the problem with asbestos
    • Asbestos-related Diseases
    • Pleural Plaques and Pleural Thickening
    • Asbestosis
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mesothelioma
    • Chris Morgan Story
  • Legislation 
    • Associated regulations
    • Control of asbestos regulations 2012
    • Training
    • Exposure Limits
    • Licensed Work
    • Duty to manage asbestos regulation 4
    • Identification of asbestos Regulation 5
    • Asbestos risk Assessment Regulation 6
  • Where is it and what does it look like?
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 1
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 2
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 3
  • What do I do if I find Asbestos?
    • Upon Discovery
    • Working with asbestos
  • Asbestos Awareness Student Manual V1.0
  • Asbestos Awareness student manual V1.0
  • Control of Asbestos (CAR 2012) Regulations
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Document - Advice on non-licensed work with asbestos
  • HSE Document - What to do if you uncover or damage materials that may contain asbestos
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE leaflet on finding Asbestos
  • Link to the HSE website
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) HSE leaflet
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

What People are Saying

“Very informative course”

- John, H&S Auditor from Ayrshire

“Nice and easy to use and very informative”

- David from Essex
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