Asbestos Training

Asbestos Awareness Training 

We are an accredited course provider for the Royal Society for Public Health 
(RSPH) Level 1 Asbestos Awareness courses.

 RSPH Level 1 Asbestos Awareness Course

A flexible approach to asbestos awareness courses!

You come to us: Half day course: £95 + VAT per person 

We come to you: We run the course at your business premises at a cost of £675 + VAT (unlimited delegates subject to your venue restrictions) Note: This cost is applicable to a 100 mile radius of our office - SO31 4RF. Contact us for a quote if you are based further afield.

Online Course: Take our online course in your own time and at your own speed. Certificate included. £65 + VAT

Online Refresher Training: If you have taken an awareness course then you need to take an annual refresher to keep yourself up to date. £35 + VAT

Level 2 Training - Removal of Non Licenced Asbestos Materials


A full day classroom based course which will allow you to legally work with and remove lower risk non licenced asbestos materials, including:
  • Artex (textured coating)
  • Asbestos cement
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Bitumen and composite materials
Contact us for costs and more info.

Level 1 Asbestos Awareness Course Topics

1. Properties, Uses and Risk to Health 

  • Properties of asbestos: blue, white and brown asbestos; properties of these materials which made them valuable to the construction industry.
  • Risk to health: asbestos related diseases: mesothelioma; asbestosis; lung cancer; risk of developing disease; incubation periods; amount of exposure required to cause disease; effect of other risk factors such as smoking.

3. Risks of exposure to asbestos containing materials and methods of managing that risk

  • Risks and controls for sprayed asbestos: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from sprayed asbestos coatings; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from sprayed asbestos coatings; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos insulation: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos insulation; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos insulation; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos insulating board: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos insulating board; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos insulating board; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for asbestos cement: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos cement; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from asbestos cement; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Risks and controls for other asbestos containing materials: activities likely to cause the release of asbestos fibres from other asbestos containing materials; work practices to reduce the risk of accidental asbestos fibre release from these materials; circumstances requiring personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment as precautionary measures.
  • Work that requires a licence: work on asbestos containing materials that requires a licence; work that can be carried out without a licence; work that can be carried out if advance notice is given to the enforcing authority; qualifications, training and experience required to obtain a licence.

2. Use of asbestos in the construction industry 

  • Use of sprayed asbestos: uses of sprayed asbestos in buildings; locations in a building where sprayed asbestos is likely to be found; age of buildings in which sprayed asbestos is likely to be found
  • Use of asbestos insulation: uses of asbestos insulation in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos insulation is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos insulation is likely to be found.
  • Use of asbestos insulating board: uses of asbestos insulation board in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos insulation board is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos insulation board is likely to be found.
  • Use of asbestos cement: uses of asbestos cement in buildings; locations in a building where asbestos cement is likely to be found; age of buildings in which asbestos cement is likely to be found.
  • Use of other asbestos containing materials: use of other asbestos containing materials in buildings; locations in a building where these materials are likely to be found; age of buildings in which these materials are likely to be found.

4. Legislation

  • Asbestos management plans and surveys: purpose of asbestos management plans and surveys; role of duty holder; importance of asbestos management plan / survey to individuals occupying buildings or carrying out maintenance and construction work; access to the asbestos management plan /survey.
  • Suitability of asbestos surveys: type 1, 2 and 3 surveys; outline of each type of survey; purpose and use of surveys; suitability of surveys for work to be undertaken.
  • Liabilities and responsibilities of individuals, employers and duty holders: responsibilities of employers and duty holders to employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 or any superseding legislation, regulations and amendments; liabilities of duty holder, employer and employee if exposure to asbestos is not controlled; requirement of, and responsibility for training.
Call Artisan Surveyors Ltd on 02380 982598 for more information about our asbestos training courses.

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