Asbestos awareness

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

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

With estimates of around 5,000 deaths a year due to asbestos-related diseases in the UK alone, the management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) is a major safety concern for anyone responsible for building work or maintenance where asbestos may be present.

In the UK there is an explicit legal duty contained with The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 to carry out asbestos awareness training. 

This 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. 

Asbestos awareness is a 30 to 40 minute introductory level eLearning course designed to introduce those who may work with ACMs to where asbestos may be found, and the practical steps they should take to ensure that any planned maintenance is in conjunction with the CAR Regulations. 

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 22 June 2016
Course unique reference number: daad85e3-1247-4940-9046-bed3cb915e12
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/Region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

At the end of the course you will have an awareness of:

  • The different types of ACMs and where they may commonly be found.
  • The health implications associated with asbestos.
  • How to manage asbestos, including drawing up an asbestos management plan.

Licensing options

Single user licence

Book now and start studying online in minutes through the International Workplace Learning system. Order online and save 10%.
  • Instant access, 30-40 mins study time.
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy.
  • Gain an IOSH-approved course certificate on successful completion of the course.

Multi-user licence

Businesses can save money with discounted rates for multiple learners, or buy access to this course as part of a subscription to the Health and safety induction series.

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an International Workplace course certificate.

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements.

Unit 1: Course introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: What is asbestos?

  • What asbestos is and where it can be found
  • What asbestos was historically used for
  • The basic principles of managing asbestos under the UK’s Asbestos Regulations

Unit 3: Asbestos-related illnesses

  • The various diseases caused by asbestos:
    • Mesothelioma;
    • asbestos-related lung cancer; and
  • Recognising the effects of asbestos-related diseases

 Unit 4: Managing asbestos

  • The purpose of an asbestos survey
  • The purpose of an asbestos register
  • How to complete an Asbestos Management Plan

 Unit 5: Course assessment

  • Ten-question multiple-choice online assessment


  • SCORM 1.2 conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads