Asbestos Awareness Training Courses

in York

Asbestos Awareness training is required by employers for anyone who is liable to encounter asbestos during their work, or who supervises those employees.

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Asbestos awareness, instruction and training

This half-day Asbestos Awareness training course is fundamental level training.

It is for people who do not work with asbestos-containing materials but may as part of their work activities disturb asbestos-containing materials and get exposed to risks associated with asbestos.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • the properties of asbestos and its effects on health, including the increased risk of developing lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
  • the types uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant
  • the general procedures to deal with an emergency, eg an uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace
  • how to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos

Asbestos Awareness Training FAQs

Is asbestos banned?

Yes, asbestos is banned. Blue and brown asbestos was banned in 1985. White asbestos has been banned since 1999.

Where am I likely to come accross asbestos?

Before the risks of asbestos were known, it was in materials all over homes and workplaces. Asbestos could be found, in the ceiling, flooring, roofing, insulation and joint compound of buldings

Why is the asbestos awareness training important?

This course helps employees understand the dangers of asbestos. They will also become more aware of their surroundings and also teaches them about the legislation surrounding asbestos.

Who is this training suitable for?

This course is ideal for:

  • General maintenance workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Joiners
  • Painters, decorators and Plasterers
  • Construction workers
  • Roofers
  • Shop fitters
  • Gas fitters, Heating and ventilation engineers
  • Demolition workers
  • Telecommunication engineers
  • Fire/burglar alarm installers
  • Computer and data installers
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
What is the cost of the training?

All of our training is bespoke to our clients. Contact Elite Safety Services today for a quote.




Elite Safety Services are a great support to The City & Capital Group.

As we grow our business and offer home working, ensuring we comply with all health and safety requirements is important.
Health & Safety is such a minefield, but Scott made the whole process straightforward. We can rest assured we are not just compliant today. As our business changes shape, Scott will be on hand, an extension to our team!

Thanks Elite Safety Services

Victoria Hicks

Group Director

Health and safety consultancy services for City & Capital Group