Asbestos Awareness (Face-to-Face)

Asbestos Awareness Training is a basic introduction to asbestos in the workplace and is suitable for all knowledge levels. The course is delivered in live in person buy one of our experienced asbestos trainers at one of our training centres in Auckland or Wellington.

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      About this Asbestos Awareness Course

      Because of the extensive use of asbestos, many buildings constructed before the use of asbestos was banned may still have some form of asbestos within them. It’s absolutely crucial that anyone who could possibly disturb, and therefore may be exposed to the fibers, should undertake asbestos awareness training.

      This training course is designed to raise your awareness of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) that you may come across in your workplace.


      • This course does not provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enable you to work with ACMs.
      • This is an online course, you will need access to a computer or mobile device to with Microsoft Teams, sound and video to participate.

      Asbestos Awareness Course - Learning Outcomes

      By the end of the course, delegates should have a good understanding and appreciation of the potential hazards, risks, and diseases associated with asbestos. They should be able to:

      • Identify the 3 main types of asbestos,
      • Identify the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos,
      • Understand the increased risk for smokers,
      • Identify some of the likely uses and locations for asbestos products in buildings,
      • Know how to avoid the risks from asbestos,
      • Explain the general emergency procedures should asbestos be discovered or disturbed.

      Asbestos Awareness Course Contents

      This training course is broken down into 3 sections.

          Asbestos and your health

      To begin, we start to understand just what asbestos is, we look at the various types, trace the history of asbestos usage, discover why it is harmful, possible effects on health including asbestos-related diseases, who are most at risk, and when.

          Uses of Asbestos

      This section looks extensively at the wide range of uses of asbestos. We look at the various properties associated with each type and show many examples of where it was used, and why. We also cover exposure levels and look at procedures that must be followed if you accidentally disturb asbestos.

          Legislation and Surveys

      This section gives an overview of relevant legislation, to include the Health and Safety at Work (asbestos) Regulations 2016. We look at the different types of asbestos surveys, where and when they are used, who needs to see them, ‘Duty of Care’, and practical steps to reduce and remove the risks.

      Who is the course suitable for?

      Because the course is rum by on of experience trainers the content can be tailored to ensure it is relevant for everyone on the course, therefore the course is applicable for everyone, including the professions listed below:-



      Construction workers

      Property Managers

      Facility managers