Asbestos Awareness Training

Here at HS Direct, we can provide you and your employees with Category A Asbestos Awareness training, which is approved by the IATP. All of our Asbestos Awareness training is carried out by our dedicated Health and Safety consultants.

Photo depicting the HS Direct, Sheffield Office, Training room.

You can complete your Asbestos Awareness course in one of two ways; you can either complete one of our online courses, or come to one of our offices in Sheffield, Bury St Edmunds or Wilmslow. Our online courses can be taken in your own time, on your own PC, which is ideal if you need training quickly.

The Asbestos Awareness training will cover the current asbestos awareness regulations, control procedures, common hazards and your responsibility. The benefits of having this training can in some cases be lifesaving, which is priceless in itself. However, the two main benefits of our asbestos training is that you will be meeting the legal requirement for any persons who have a potential to come in contact with asbestos and it is also a pre-requisite for gaining CHAS accreditation in trades.

The cost of the online training is just £25+VAT per person. However, if you choose to attend one of our training courses this will cost just £65+VAT for clients and £75+VAT for non clients.

The above prices at our office include hot and cold refreshments, and an Asbestos Awareness attendance certificate. Call us on 01284 74 77 88 for more information or to book your places.

Please call 01284 74 77 88 to enquire about any upcoming courses

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.