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Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos awareness is essential for employees whose work has the potential to expose them to asbestos.

Our Asbestos Awareness training covers the current asbestos awareness regulations, control procedures, common hazards and your safety.

You can have a look for our training courses for Asbestos Awareness training here, or in our full training packs here.

As well as being a legal requirement and a prerequisite for gaining a CHAS accreditation, the benefits of having this training can in some cases be lifesaving.

It’s flexible.

You can choose to attend one of our in house training courses or use our online training - which you and your staff can access from your computer for just £25pp + VAT.

What does the course cover?

  • The properties of asbestos and its effects on health
  • The types, uses, and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plant
  • The general procedures to be followed when dealing with an emergency in the event of the uncontrolled release of asbestos dust in the workplace
  • How to avoid the risks from asbestos


On-going assessment of understanding throughout the training. Multiple choice questions within or following the presentation.

Ready to get started?

Access our online training here, or speak to one of our advisors.

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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.