Asbestos awareness classroom


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A short training course to help premises managers, occupiers and contractors comply with their duties under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.

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Under Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 anyone liable to disturb the fabric of a building or anyone supervising those people, must have awareness training. This would include maintenance and repair staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, IT installers, fire alarm cablers etc.

The course lasts for around 3 hours with a short break in the middle and is best delivered in a training/meeting room environment with a maximum of 12 attendees. The content of the training is stipulated in the L143 Approved Code of Practice for the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. This course covers: the properties of asbestos, types, uses and likely occurrences, fffects on health, dealing with emergencies and how to avoid risks from building work

Course programme


  • Purpose of awareness training
  • Current HSE statistics on asbestos-related deaths

What is asbestos?:

  • Past and current use
  • Properties of asbestos

Health effects:

  • Explanation of relative risks
  • The main asbestos related diseases


  • Short summary of regulations and guidance


Types, uses and likely occurrences:

  • Gallery of photographs
  • Spray coating
  • Insulation and lagging
  • Asbestos board
  • Asbestos cement and other bonded products

How it affects you:

  • Planning your work
  • Using the asbestos register
  • Emergency procedures
  • Preventing exposure

This course will help you:

  • Understand the risks from asbestos in the workplace
  • Identify the different products and uses of asbestos
  • Avoid disturbing asbestos during your work

Benefits to your organisation:

Legal compliance with the statutory requirement. Many clients also make participation in such training a barrier to achieving approved supplier status (or acceptance on H&S schemes such as CHAS) as well as a condition of entry to construction sites.

Subject related eLearning:

IOSH Approved short courses

The IOSH approved, Asbestos awareness eLearning course will help you understand the risks from asbestos in the workplace, identify the different products and uses of asbestos, and avoid disturbing asbestos during your work.  We can also run this course as a blended option with a classroom session along side the eLearning.

For more information on the eLearning course, visit the Asbestos awareness course page

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