Asbestos Awareness

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Asbestos Awareness
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Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to disturb asbestos during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training so that they can work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others. Our Asbestos Awareness training course can help you meet this duty.

About the Asbestos Awareness qualification

The Asbestos Awareness course will ensure that delegates are able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others.

Asbestos Awareness is intended to give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos during any normal work. This includes any work which could disturb the fabric of a building, or other item which might contain asbestos. It will not prepare workers, or self-employed contractors, to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that  will disturb ACMs, further information, instruction and training will be needed.

We are proud to say our Asbestos Awareness courses has been independently audited and we are members of the Independent Asbestos Awareness Providers. This means you can be sure that when attending our course you will be receiving current and accurate information as required by regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.


This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

Refresher requirements:

Refresher requirements should be driven from employers risk assessments, but taking a refresher every 12 months is a recommendation to ensure skills are current and relevant.

What we can offer

The course is delivered in a classroom environment by a friendly, professional assessor, who will ensure delegates are fully prepared for the assessment which concludes the training session. Public courses are run on a regular basis, please see our Public Courses page for details of any planned events.

If there are no events running that suit your needs we are more than happy to bring the training to you, get in touch via our Contact Us page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to get you trained.

If undertaking work that may disturb the fabric of a building will no doubt be wearing Respiratory Face Protection (RPE) as part of the personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are providing RPE for your employees they must hold a valid face fit test certificate for that RPE. We can provide Qualitative Face Fit testing as part of our consultancy services and would be more than happy to provide a quote for carrying out these tests after the Abrasive wheels training if you have not already done this.

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Quest Consultancy
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