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Asbestos Awareness


Heat and chemical resistant, asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material once commonplace in the construction industry. Its import, supply and use have been banned in the UK since 1999, but it is still found in residential and commercial buildings and sites built pre-ban across the country. Highly toxic when mishandled and disturbed, asbestos is a primary cause of Asbestosis and Mesothelioma - severe and long-term lung conditions resulting from inhaling asbestos fibres. With estimates in the millions of people disturbing asbestos regularly and without the critical knowledge to do so safely, it is essential to have access to high-quality training to work safely and avoid exposure.

This Citrus Certified Asbestos Awareness certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding of what asbestos is, the typical locations where it is found and how to work safely with it. It is specifically aimed at Supervisors and site-based and trades personnel working in residential and commercial builds, including maintenance, refurbishment and building work.

Course Outline

Classroom based with a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover general knowledge and awareness of asbestos and ACMs. They will participate in practical activities to learn best practices and operating methods for handling asbestos appropriately.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.
Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a multiple-choice exam.

They must pass the assessment to qualify for the Citrus Asbestos Awareness accredited certificate and ID card, valid for three years.

Course Programme

This training is essential for workers to learn how to manage asbestos and ACMs safely and correctly. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • What is Asbestos? - The main properties of asbestos and its effects on health.
  • The types and likely occurrences of asbestos and asbestos-containing material in premises and plant
  • General procedures to be followed in the event of the release of asbestos
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos.
On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

  • Understand what asbestos is
  • Identify the different types of asbestos
  • Understand and implement procedures to follow
  • Confidently know how to avoid the risks of asbestos

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive their Citrus accredited certificate and ID card, valid for three years.

Who Should Attend?

This Citrus Asbestos Awareness certification is for Supervisors and site-based and trades personnel, including maintenance, refurbishment, and building work. The course will also benefit:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers & Gas Fitters
  • Painters
  • Decorators
  • Joiners
  • Plasterers
  • Demolition Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Roofers
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers
  • Telecommunication Engineers
  • Burglar & Fire Alarm Installers
  • Architects
  • Building Surveyors
Course Duration

This half-day course trains delegates to recognise and appreciate asbestos in the workplace.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. With nearly 20-years of sector-specific experience, we’ve gained invaluable training experiences and knowledge to pass on to our delegates.

Our Health and Safety At Work training is accredited, regulated, and has exceptionally high standards. Assessing short and long-term workplace risks, we teach and promote current industry and legislative requirements to ensure delegates take them forward into their daily working lives.

Our occupationally experienced Health and Safety educators have successfully trained over 60,000 delegates across the Health and Safety At Work training category. Delivering courses at our nationwide, industry-leading and accredited training centres and offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance. 

Things You Need to Know

This Citrus Certified course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in this training course. 

We can develop and adapt courses to refer to or include specific areas of the client's operations, mainly focussing on issues that are present and utilising the client's own asbestos policies and procedures. 

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

No, the awareness course will not certify an individual to handle, remove or manage asbestos. Instead, it is a general awareness of the risk to health asbestos poses, where you might find asbestos and how to avoid contact with it.

Yes, we can offer a UKATA accredited dedicated course remotely suitable for a group of delegates or an online learning asbestos awareness course.

Yes, please let your Training Solution Advisor know if you would like a card and a certificate on completion of the course.

Cards and certificates typically take three-four weeks to arrive.

Not necessarily; you will only need to prove you have had sufficient training in asbestos awareness in many cases. Still, some clients or contractors may ask for this to be the UKATA accredited standard, as they are the leading authority in Asbestos training.

Yes, if you pay into the CITB levy, Citrus Training can automatically claim £30 per person on your behalf once delegates successfully complete the course. The grant will be paid into your nominated account.

Yes, if you have a larger group that requires the training, we can run a morning and afternoon session. Please ask your Training Solutions Manager for details.

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