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Classroom-based asbestos awareness training from SGS – ensure that you and your team are able to fulfil asbestos training requirements and remain safe at work.

Considered a ‘miracle material’, asbestos was widely used in the UK until the 1990s and there is still a huge legacy left behind by its mass production and installation. Disturbing asbestos can be potentially fatal, so training in asbestos awareness is vital for you and your employees.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires that anyone who may be accidentally exposed to asbestos through the course of their work, for example through disturbance of the fabric of a building, must attain Category A Asbestos Awareness Training.

Anyone expected to carry out minor asbestos works involving only low-risk asbestos materials not requiring a licence, must attain Category B Asbestos Awareness with Practical Training.

Our asbestos awareness courses can be delivered in our purpose-built training facility in Consett, County Durham, at another venue of your choice or even on-site or at your own offices.

Why Choose Classroom-Based Asbestos Awareness Training From SGS?

Both our Category A and B asbestos awareness training courses can help you understand:

  • About asbestos
  • Where asbestos comes from
  • What asbestos is/was used for
  • Types of asbestos
  • The health issues
  • Precautions and procedures to follow in an emergency
  • Relevant legislation
  • Management of asbestos

Our Category B asbestos training also covers:

  • Choosing Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Use and maintenance of RPE and PPE
  • Use of H-type vacuum cleaners
  • Personal decontamination
  • Emergency actions
  • Requirements for notifiable non-licensed work

Trusted Asbestos Awareness Courses From a World-Leading Training Provider

As a world-leader in professional training, we offer unrivalled expertise in all aspects of asbestos awareness. Our trainers hold relevant training qualifications and have years of experience in asbestos awareness training and in the asbestos industry in general.

Our asbestos awareness training courses are delivered in plain, jargon-free English and include activities throughout, helping to embed knowledge in a fun and memorable way. Examples are backed up with real photos and case studies from the industry and enlightening anecdotes from our trainers.

The course can be provided as an in-house bespoke training solution, tailored for your organisation’s requirements and the typical work of the staff attending.

We are members of Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) and our certificates bear their logo as evidence that our training courses are independently audited by IATP and meet their standards.

Note: IATP and UKATA are of equal status and completely interchangeable. Neither organisation are certification bodies, they are trade bodies seeking to achieve a uniform standard of training within their membership.