Asbestos Awareness2017-04-27T14:46:16+00:00

Asbestos Awareness Training

The Asbestos Awareness training course is a half-day course. Asbestos poses a serious threat to health. It is estimated that up to half a million non-domestic buildings in the UK contain some form of asbestos and that up to 4000 people die every year as a result of asbestos exposure.

The Asbestos Awareness training course can be delivered either within your workplace, at our Tewkesbury Gloucestershire main office or at one of our training centres throughout the UK.

Who Needs this Qualification?

This training will be of benefit to managers, supervisors and employees who are involved in the control of buildings and their maintenance. This course would also benefit company owners and directors who have a responsibility for health and safety and require a sound overview of the issues surrounding Asbestos control, legislation and best practice procedures.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to develop delegate’s awareness of asbestos and be able to:

  • Identify the different types of asbestos and their properties
  • Identify the health risks associated with asbestos
  • Identify where asbestos is commonly found
  • Identify and apply practical controls to ensure asbestos safety
  • Understanding legislation and ensuring compliance
  • Understand the consequence of failure


  • Types and properties of asbestos

  • Health effects of exposure to asbestos

  • Uses, identification and  location of asbestos

  • Asbestos containing material and products

  • Legislation and the Control of Asbestos Regulation 2006

  • Emergency and accident arrangements

  • Licensable work and notification to the enforcement agencies

  • Risk assessments

  • Protection of staff and contractors (prevention of exposure)

  • Control measures and management action to reduce and prevent exposure

Asbestos Awareness Training Venues

All of our training venues are specially selected for their high quality and to ensure they create a great learning environment for the delegates. At Universal Safety Solutions, the comfort and well-being of our delegates is essential and as such we provide refreshments and snacks throughout the course and a buffet lunch for full day courses.

We run regular Asbestos Awareness open training courses in the following locations:

  • Gloucestershire: Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester

  • Worcestershire: Worcester, Evesham, Malvern

  • Wiltshire: Swindon

  • Somerset: Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Bath

  • Devon: Exeter

  • South Wales: Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Swansea

  • West Wales: Carmarthen

Additionally we have a number of high quality training venues available to us throughout the Midlands, South and South West from which we offer company based training. Full details of training venues.

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