Certificate in Managing Asbestos

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Certificate in Managing Asbestos

Course Duration: 38 minutes (approx.)

All staff who are liable to disturb asbestos during their normal course of work should have an awareness of how to avoid asbestos and manage the risks around it. It’s essential that all staff whose work may require them to disturb asbestos-containing materials know how to effectively conduct risk assessments and implement preventative measures.

Our Essential CPD course on managing asbestos provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety obligations around work involving asbestos containing materials. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our training on managing asbestos has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert James Whelan, the course contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in managing asbestos.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Health and safety: responsibilities and duties for schools 2018
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the properties of asbestos and recognising asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
  • Recognising the different types of asbestos, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos materials in buildings and plant.
  • Identifying the procedures to deal with an emergency involving asbestos and how to respond effectively.
  • Understanding how to avoid the risk of exposure to asbestos and how to protect yourself and others through thorough risk assessments.

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to managing asbestos. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years thro...

Module 1: Health & Safety Law

In module 1, you will learn about the core health and safety legislation around asbestos and the key regulatory requirements. You will also recognise the importance of delivering asbestos training and the type of information that must be included.

Module 2: Types of Asbestos Surveys

Module 2 will discuss the purpose of conducting an asbestos survey and the difference between the two different types of asbestos surveys; a management survey and a refurbishment and demolition survey.

Module 3: Different Types of Asbestos

In module 3, you will learn about the three different types of asbestos, what they look like, what they are commonly known as and what they are made up of.

Module 4: Different Uses of Asbestos

Module 4 will discuss what asbestos was used for and why it was previously so popular. It will explain what ‘asbestos cement’ is and where it can be found in both residential and commercial premises.

Module 5: Asbestos Related Diseases

In module 5, you will learn about the different diseases that asbestos can lead to and the symptoms of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. You will also recognise who and when individuals may be at risk of exposure.

Module 6: Asbestos Work Categories

In module 6, learners will understand what defines what licenced and non-licenced asbestos work is and what a plan of work should include. It will cover a number of dos and don’ts, best practice methods and explore rules around personal protective eq...

Module 7: Asbestos Waste

Module 7 will look at what is defined as asbestos waste and the best practice methods for disposal, including packaging, arranging transport and your obligations in respect of record keeping.

James Whelan

About The Expert

James Whelan

Chartered health and safety expert with extensive experience of delivering workplace training.
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