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What is Asbestos Risk Assessment Training?

This online Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment course aims to develop a clear understating amongst employees about the hazards and risks associated while working with asbestos containing materials (ACMs) and looks at ways to control asbestos risk in making improvements.

About Asbestos Risk Assessment Training

This online Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment training course is for anyone tasked with conducting an asbestos risk assessment or who needs to understand this process.

The asbestos risk assessment course aims to develop an understanding of what the asbestos exposure risk assessment process involves and how to complete it.

Why Is Asbestos Risk Assessment Training Important?

Asbestos fibres can easily become airborne if products containing asbestos are handled improperly. These fibres are extremely dangerous when inhaled, causing such conditions as plerual plaque, lung cancer, and other major health problems.

One in four construction workers has been exposed to asbestos as per the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). While there are over 5,000 asbestos related deaths each year, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, property owners must determine whether and where asbestos may exist on the premises. A risk assessment must be completed and controls put in place to ensure that the risk of exposure is as low as reasonably practicable.

Why Choose Asbestos Risk Assessment Training?

  • Study any time & in bite-size sessions
  • Less costly than a classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Helps minimise the asbestos exposure while working with ACMs
  • Supports compliance with relevant legislation

What’s Included in the Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment Course?

  • Comprehensive yet concise explanation
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

25 Minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain basic asbestos information, including its potential harmful effects
  • Identify asbestos and the places in which it is commonly found
  • Explain the asbestos risk assessment steps
  • Examine ways to mitigate asbestos risks

Course Content

This online Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment course contains the following sections:

  • Facts About Asbestos
  • Identify the Hazards
  • Decide Who Might Be Harmed
  • Evaluate the Risks & Decide Precautions
  • Record & Review
  • Making Improvements


At the end of the online IIRSM approved Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate is approved by IIRSM and will be issued instantly on course completion.

The IIRSM Essentials of Asbestos Safety Risk Assessment training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and the name of the approval body.

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