Asbestos Awareness Cat A (in house)


Training Societi PDF A4 Certificate emailed after course completion. 1 year expiry in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Hard copies and an I.D card can be purchased for £10 + VAT per person

½ Day - times vary

£55 + VAT per person

  • Extensive handouts
  • Refreshments
  • Free parking
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 15 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can open a private course or organise training on site for 4 to 15 delegates.

Asbestos is a harmful substance that continues to harm many people every year. It is the biggest occupational killer in the UK.

The fibres are invisible to the human eye and are easily disturbed, breathing in any type of asbestos fibre can cause terminal illness such as lung disease which can result in death.

You must be given awareness training if you are at risk of encountering or disturbing it whilst carrying out your everyday work.

Course covers:

  • Identification of the three main types and its effects on health
  • Legislation – buildings constructed before the year 2000 by law be considered as potentially containing asbestos and must be subject to an appropriate survey.
  • Types of products and materials likely to contain it
  • Identification of products containing it in domestic, commercial and industrial properties
  • Managers responsibilities – how to protect workers and avoid a prosecution

  • Safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment
  • The purpose, choice, limitations, proper use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
  • Emergency procedures – how to deal with an incident involving it
  • Video examples and handouts
  • Test paper


If you require accredited training (i.e. people who work on building sites) we recommend UKATA accredited training.

If you want to work with or remove it we recommend UKATA training for Non Licensed Works (CAT B).

Who needs this training

Everyone liable to be exposed to asbestos and anyone who has or is likely to disturb the fabrication of buildings constructed before 1999 at work must have mandatory training.

This course is for people who do not require accredited training.


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

Course Dates

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2 642 bristol 0.5 £50.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 16 Aug 2022

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5 Places Available

4 642 bristol 0.5 £50.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Wed 05 Oct 2022

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6 642 bristol 0.5 £50.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 06 Dec 2022

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  1. Q: Is this course accredited?

    A: Whilst this course fully satisfies the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations of 2012 this course is not accredited. If you require accredited training we recommend the UKATA Asbestos Awareness course which we also do.

  2. Q: Will this course allow me to remove asbestos?

    A: No, this course will not teach you how to remove asbestos. If you want to do this we recommend UKATA Non Licensed Asbestos Removal training which we can also supply.

  3. Q: How do I know if I need non-accredited or accredited asbestos awareness training?

    A: Best to check with your employer or site to see what they require so you can make an informed choice, rather than choose the wrong type of training.

Course feedback

Alan has given some examples based on experience - just what's needed on a course like this.

Jan Tominson - Staff Accommodation

University of Bristol