Asbestos Awareness Training Online

Approved by RoSPA and IATP Covers UK & Irish Legislation

Asbestos Awareness Training Online is the ideal course for anyone who may come into contact with Asbestos during the course of their work. Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000. The Control of Asbestos Regulations apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos-containing materials, most importantly they apply.

Law requires that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.

This course covers all areas of asbestos awareness and is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. That includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building-related and maintenance trades.


While this Asbestos Awareness Training Online course focuses on UK Stats and Legislation, most importantly the requirements are all based on European Directives and European Norms and are applicable throughout Europe. Therefore the main reference documents used in the UK and Ireland are:
HSE (UK) technical documents such as HSG 248
The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures, HSG 264 Asbestos:
The Survey
Guide and HSG 247 The Licensed Contractors Guide. 

More information and Advice on Asbestos can be found in the following links.

Health and Safety Authority of Ireland

Health and Safety Executive UK

Features of Guardian Safety’ Asbestos Awareness Training Online:

  • Our Asbestos Awareness Training online courses have been developed by leading experts
  • This course is accredited by RoSPA & IATP
  • Training is entirely online with online assessments (with no time limits)
  • Online Asbestos Awareness Training Online courses have a full audio voice-over
  • Most courses have Closed Captioning
  • On completion, certificates are immediately downloadable
  • Company accounts can be created for all courses
  • Group discounts are available on all training
  • Courses are suitable for all learner types as we use a combination of video, voice-over, text, quizzes and interactive activities

Benefits of Completing Asbestos Awareness Training Online with Guardian Safety:

  • You can avoid crowded classrooms
  • You can learn at a pace that suits you
  • Learn where you want, when you want
  • Asbestos Awareness Training Online can be completed in one sitting or as many sittings as you need.
  • If you lose your cert, don’t worry you can download from your customer account at any time, or drop us a mail and we will do it for you
  • Courses are exciting and interactive so keep you engaged


65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


The course consists of 4 modules with questions at the end. The modules cover areas such as recognising asbestos, where it is used, minimising the risks and legislation about working with asbestos.

You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 100%.

Module Number

Module Name

Pass % Required


Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure



Different Types of Asbestos



Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos



An Outline of Asbestos Legislation


Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Approved by IATP


The IATP are a recognised organisation working in conjunction with the HSE. This IATP accreditation logo on our course gives you the confidence to know that our Asbestos Awareness Training has been audited and meets the relevant Asbestos Regulations.

RoSPA Certified

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and approved training.