Online Asbestos Awareness Course

RoSPA and the IATP Approved

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.

This is why all workers employed or self-employed who may come across asbestos or asbestos-containing materials ( ACMs) on a construction site must be trained so that they can work safely.

In this online course approved by ROSPA and the IATP, both leading industry bodies, you will learn:

  • -the risks of working with asbestos
  • -how to recognise asbestos containing materials
  • -where it was used
  • -steps you can take to minimise the risks
  • -the legislation that applies to working with asbestos

The Asbestos Awareness ROSPA and IATP approved helps employers to comply with the law, as the workers completing this course are trained to work safely.

  • • Complies with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • • Approved by RoSPA and the IATP
  • • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits- you can progress through the modules in your own time, from anywhere
  • • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • • On completion, certificate is issued online

Who Should Take This Course?

  • - General builders
  • - Plumbers
  • - Electricians
  • - Carpenters
  • - Heating and ventilation engineers
  • - Roofing contractors
  • - Painters, decorators and plasteres
  • - General maintenance staff

Being aware of the products that are likely to contain asbestos and the risks associated with them give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.


On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate .

This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The certificate displays the RoSPA and IATP accreditations.

The Asbestos Awareness certificate does not have an expiry date. The recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. This is printed on your certificate.

Asbestos Awareness online course modules


The Asbestos Awareness course has 4 modules.

Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure 100
2 Different Types of Asbestos 100
3 Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos 100
4 An Outline of Asbestos Legislation 100



The online assessment is taken on completion of each training module, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 100% on the tests to pass the course.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.

Note: the information covered in this online Asbestos course is presented at an awareness level for anyone who needs to understand what asbestos is and what is generally required in law. The course does not cover the legal requirements to carry out work with asbestos, because such work requires practical training additional to this awareness course.