Asbestos Awareness

Exposure to asbestos is the biggest occupational cause of disease and death in the UK.

Information, instruction and training for asbestos awareness is intended to provide workers and supervisors with an awareness of asbestos. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 link to external website came into force on 6 April 2012, updating previous asbestos regulations to take account of the European Commission’s view that the UK had not fully implemented the EU Directive on exposure to asbestos (Directive 2009/148/EC).

In practice the changes are fairly limited. They mean that some types of non-licensed work with asbestos now have additional requirements, ie notification of work, medical surveillance and record keeping. All other requirements remain unchanged.

Course Content

Who Is The Course Aimed At

The course is aimed at Business owners, managers, property / facility managers.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

To ensure delegates are aware of the duties they need to adhere to and to manage the asbestos within their company.

Asbestos Awareness Course Content

  • What is asbestos
  • History of use
  • Legal position
  • 2012 Regulations – changes
  • Obligations
  • Enforcing authorities
  • Uses of asbestos and asbestos containing products

Training method:

Seminar, delegate interaction question and answers

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications


Asbestos Awareness
Course Outline: Ensures delegates are aware of the duties they need to adhere to and to manage the asbestos within their company.
Duration½ Day Workshop
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
Fee(s)Price per delegate: £95 + VAT
Company Course: Price on Application


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