Unmasking the Secrets of Safety. Dive into ProTrainings' Asbestos Awareness Level 1 Training Course!

Discover Asbestos Awareness with our comprehensive training course: Your gateway to a safer environment.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once widely used in industries for its heat resistance, strength, and insulating properties, particularly in construction materials like insulation, roofing, and flooring. There are different types of asbestos, forming microscopic fibers that can become airborne when disturbed. Inhalation of these fibers can lead to severe respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Due to its health risks, asbestos is heavily regulated or banned in many countries, and efforts are made to identify, contain, and safely remove asbestos-containing materials. 

About our Asbestos Awareness Level 1 training course

The Asbestos Awareness Level 1 training course covers the risk, why we need to avoid exposure and what can happen with exposure or when you are exposed,  as well as what to do if you come across possible Asbestos to ensure you and your work colleagues are kept safe. Some of things covered in this course include the different types of asbestos, the health issues it poses and also the regulations associated with Asbestos. The certificate is valid for 3 years. To comply with the HSE recommendations it is advised to complete a refresher every year.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

More about our Asbestos Awareness Level 1 training course

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Course Introduction

8 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Course introduction 2:22
  • Asbestos overview 3:59
  • The impact of asbestos in the UK 2:07
Section 2

What is Asbestos

11 mins
6 videos
This section includes:
  • What is Asbestos? 1:10
  • History of Asbestos 1:49
  • The 2 groups of Asbestos 1:25
  • and more...
Section 3

Health effects of Asbestos

10 mins
6 videos
This section includes:
  • The Problem with Asbestos 2:47
  • Asbestos Related Diseases 1:08
  • Plural Plaques and Plural Thickening 1:17
  • and more...
Section 4


15 mins
8 videos
This section includes:
  • Associated Regulations 2:36
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 1:44
  • Training 1:17
  • and more...
Section 5

Where is it and what does it look like

9 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Deadly Forms of Asbestos Part 1 3:22
  • Deadly Forms of Asbestos Part 2 2:47
  • Deadly Forms of Asbestos Part 3 2:55
Section 6

What do I do if I find Asbestos?

5 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • If you think you have found asbestos 1:43
  • Upon Discovery 2:05
  • Working with Asbestos 1:50
Section 7

Licensed Contractors and Duty Holders

8 mins
3 videos
This section includes:
  • Managing asbestos in a building and duty holders 3:18
  • Asbestos licensed contractors 2:11
  • Asbestos work that needs a licensed contractor 2:46
Section 8

Course Summary

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:07

Three Easy Steps, One Exceptional Training

1 Pay

Sign up and pay £24.95 + VAT and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 3-year certificate and 3 hours certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

Print your certificate and verified CPD time statement and that's it! Your training is complete until it's time to renew again. So you don't forget, we'll send you a reminder email when your training is expiring.Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Asbestos Awareness Level 1 (VTQ) Course is perfect for:

  • Demolition 
  • Building contractors
  • Roofers
  • Agriculture
  • Planners
  • Schools

Also for people who carry out the following their job:

  • Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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