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Asbestos is a hazardous substance. Every year over 5,000 people die from asbestos related diseases, such as lung cancer. Everyone likely to disturb or damage asbestos containing materials must be aware of the dangers and know what procedures to follow.

This course will help you to understand where asbestos can be found, the risks associated with it and how to reduce the risk of asbestos fibres being released. If you plan to carry out work which will knowingly disturb or damage asbestos, you will require a higher level of training.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Asbestos Awareness (Category A) Online Training:

  1. Module 1 - Asbestos - the basics - In this module you will look at types of asbestos, asbestos containing materials, where you will find asbestos, who is affected and how asbestos can affect you.
  2. Module 2 - Legislation and responsibilities - In this module you will look at health and safety at work, all legislation that underpins working safely with asbestos, asbestos surveys, housing, consultation with employees and RIDDOR.
  3. Module 3 - How to complete a risk assessment - In this module you will look at managing risk, risk assessment, likelihood and severity of risk, likelihood of occurrence, prioritisation, risk control hierarchy and barriers.
  4. Module 4 - Asbestos and risk reduction measures - In this module you will look at friability, Workplace Exposure limits (WEL's), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), identifying asbestos, emergency procedures, illness or injury and health surveillance.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to Open College Network West Midlands for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.