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Asbestos Awareness Course

Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction, and it can still be found in many buildings today.

Any potential risks relating to asbestos exposure require careful control – and with good reason. Asbestos related diseases are responsible for around 5000 deaths each year in the UK. This is almost 3 times the number of road fatalities, and the laws relating to asbestos reflect this.

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 cover all manner of responsibilities and controls that must be in place, including asbestos management of non-domestic premises. Asbestos was finally banned in the UK in November 1999. The significant problem remains that buildings (including refurbishments) prior to this may still contain asbestos. It is estimated that millions of tonnes of asbestos are still present in buildings throughout the UK.

As an employer or building owner, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your employees and visitors are not put at risk from asbestos exposure.

asbestos awareness course

Example of an asbestos particle

Our asbestos awareness courses are designed to educate your staff and provide them with the knowledge they need to identify and manage asbestos safely. By attending our course, your employees will learn about the dangers of asbestos, how to recognise it, and what to do if they come into contact with it.

Our courses use a range of engaging and interactive teaching methods to ensure that the content is accessible and easy to understand!

We also offer bespoke training solutions that can be tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need training for a small team or a large workforce, we can provide a solution that meets your needs and budget.

You are expressing your dedication to the health and safety of your staff and guests by investing in our asbestos awareness training. Also, you are carrying out your legal responsibilities and lowering your chance of expensive legal claims.

Don't take chances with asbestos! 

Contact us today to book your asbestos awareness course and ensure that your staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to stay safe


Who is this course for?


Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 defines this as any worker who “is or is liable to be exposed to asbestos, or if that that employee supervises such employees”. In practice, this potentially covers a large range of occupations where asbestos could be disturbed (even accidentally) by actions arising from work. These are not limited to:

  • Construction site workers

  • On site joiners

  • Demolition / refurbishment workers

  • Installation engineers (telecoms, fire alarm/security, data)

  • Architects / building surveyors

  • Maintenance workers

  • Trades (electrical, plumbers, joiners, plasterers, painters and decorators)

  • Roofers

  • Heating and ventilation engineers

  • Gas fitters


Such information, instruction, training and supervision must cover 11 aspects relating to asbestos and be given at regular intervals to satisfy the regulatory requirements. There are additional requirements for workers who do disturb asbestos as part of the work (either non-licensed or notifiable non-licensed work) which can be covered as part of this Asbestos Awareness Course.

Course provision is by certified and qualified BOHS P402 trainers. A certificate of attendance will be issued on successful course completion.

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