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Asbestos Awareness

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 states that employers must give staff sufficient information and training before they work around asbestos. 
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Course overview

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 states that employers must give staff sufficient information and training before they work around asbestos.

Protecting workers from the dangers of asbestos is vital. According to the HSE, asbestos may be present in buildings constructed or refurbished before 2000. More than 50 percent of UK homes are likely to contain asbestos, and it is responsible for an estimated 5,000 deaths per year in the UK.

The purpose of our asbestos awareness course is to help employers fulfil their legal requirements and enable employees to work safely. Employers have a duty to provide adequate control of staff exposure to harmful substances in the workplace; our training course provides an awareness of the risks for workers likely to come into contact with asbestos. The course also covers the emergency procedures to be followed whenever asbestos fibres are disturbed or released.

You can study Phoenix’s Asbestos Awareness training course online.

Who is this course suitable for?

The asbestos awareness course enables employers to safeguard the health and safety of their staff, as well as meet their obligations under the law.

It is designed for individuals who may be exposed to asbestos. It is also appropriate for staff in supervisory roles, such as HR and office management, and anyone with a responsibility for health and safety training within the business.

Phoenix’s asbestos awareness training is suitable for all tradespeople — however, it is especially useful for anyone whose professional responsibilities include the management and maintenance of buildings.

Relevant industries and professions include:

  • Joiners
  • Roofers
  • Demolition workers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians

Course Programme

The asbestos awareness course covers the following topics:

  • What asbestos is, where you can find it, and what it is used for.
  • The legal obligations involved in working with asbestos.
  • The emergency action needed if exposed to asbestos.
  • The various risks, diseases, and effects associated with asbestos.
  • The different types of asbestos and materials that contain them.
  • What to do if you are exposed to asbestos.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of Asbestos Awareness:

  • Understand the risks and dangers of asbestos and how to reduce them.
  • Be aware of safety measures, precautions and controls when dealing with asbestos on-site.
  • Recognise where asbestos or materials containing asbestos can be found and what they look like.
  • Understand what to do if asbestos is disturbed or released.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is R295.00 per candidate, per course. Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 0-24 users for R295.00 per person
  • Buy 25-49 users R195.00 per person
  • Buy 50-99 users R149.00 per person
  • Buy 100-499 users R99.00 per person
  • Buy 500-999 users R59.00 per person&
  • Buy 1000 users R49.00 per person

Please contact our sales team on 0861 591 592 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places.

Popular FAQs

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  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.