Asbestos Awareness Category A - IATP

AMG Safety
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Asbestos Awareness Category A - IATP

Asbestos awareness training is a legal requirement for anyone who is likely to disturb asbestos containing materials, or, anyone who may influence others to come into contact with asbestos materials. This course is designed in accordance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and meets the legal requirements placed upon the duty holder.

AMG Safety Asbestos awareness training course is fully accredited by the Independent asbestos training providers (IATP). This means that our course has a specific standard to meet and is fully audited every 12 months by the IATP. Given our experience of over 14 years of providing asbestos consultancy services we have added further helpful information to the course that will suit employees and employers alike.

There are 6 modules with a bank of questions at the end of each module totalling 30 questions, in accordance with the IATP.

  • The pass mark is 80% which equates to 24 correct answers out of 30 questions. If failed we will let you have another go for free!
  • Created by professional safety consultants
  • Questions are asked at the end of each module
  • Instant certificate ready for download and emailed to users upon completion with IATP and AMG Safety logo valid for 12 months
  • Fully compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and HSE guidance
  • Ensures staff have been engaged in the content providing competency
  • Specific asbestos information for contractors and project managers that no other course offers
  • Third party accreditation from IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers)
  • Category A Asbestos Awareness IATP membership number - 07373597
  • AMG Safety Director has over 14 years experience providing asbestos consultancy and health & safety services to our clients

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course covers two sets of people. Anyone who is likely to disturb asbestos containing materials, or, anyone who may influence others to come into contact with asbestos containing materials. Asbestos awareness training is a legal requirement for these two sets of people.

Set 1 are the people that are likely to come into contact with asbestos containing materials and carry out physical works to the fabric of a building including refurbishment, renovation, maintenance, demolition, and any other activity that may involve interaction with existing building materials.

Maintenance staff, construction workers, Engineers, IT installers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, flooring contractors and more.

Set 2 are the people that are likely to influence others to come into contact with asbestos containing materials. Project managers, estates managers, supervisors, designers, quantity surveyors, clients, building managers and more.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon the successful completion of our course you will receive an instant certificate with the IATP logo that you can download and will also be sent to your email address. This will be valid for 12 months.

Training Course Content


1: What is Asbestos?

  • Where does asbestos come from?
  • The common types of asbestos found in the UK
  • A brief history of asbestos and its uses
  • When asbestos became banned in the UK

2: Asbestos Related Health Issues

  • Why the properties of asbestos have such an adverse effect on health
  • Why asbestos-related deaths in the UK are increasing
  • The primary cause of asbestos related diseases
  • Identify who is most at risk from asbestos disease, including secondary exposure
  • The four main types of asbestos related diseases
  • Asbestos related disease increases for smokers

3: Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) Types, Uses and Likely Occurrences

  • What is meant by ACM? And what is the difference between ACM and asbestos
  • Types of asbestos and ACMs and the dates of usage
  • The uses and likely occurrence of ACMs in buildings, equipment and plant
  • The conditions for fibre release and 'friability'

4: Asbestos Regulations

  • The main & specific regulations
  • HSE guidance & further sources of asbestos information
  • Asbestos surveys and asbestos registers

5: Asbestos Emergency Procedures

  • What is an asbestos emergency and how to recognise one?
  • Emergency procedures for an uncontrolled release of fibre into the work place
  • Emergency procedures for damage to suspected ACMs
  • Brief guide - Contractors and people liable to disturb asbestos during their work
  • Brief guide - Project managers and people liable to influence others
  • Brief guide - Asbestos removal

6: How to Avoid the Risks of Asbestos

  • Plan and manage work and understand risks of asbestos
  • Meaning of hazard and risk
  • Recommendations from asbestos surveys
  • Relevant PPE and RPE
  • Hard and soft control measures including warning labels

Course delivery details

  • Flexible on-line course; log off and carry on later until complete
  • Once purchased you can leave the course and return with a unique URL open for 6 months
  • Course can be completed on any mobile device, laptop or desktop PC

Why choose AMG Safety

Providing safety training for over 12 years in person and on-line

If you fail a course do not worry. Have a free re-take on us!

We are not just a training provider. We are a health and safety consultancy providing on-line training courses. 


  • £25.00 + VAT 
  • 10% discount code when purchasing on-line - amgtenoff10

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AMG Safety

AMG Safety is a family run health, safety and asbestos consultancy, providing expert advice, innovative online safety courses and surveys. AMG Safety was established in 2010. The director of AMG Safety, Adrian McGrath, has designed and built our on-line courses...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 29 reviews.

M Afful NHS Estates Staff
The asbestos course content was effectively explained and delivered and very insightful. M Afful NHS Estates Staff
C.S. NHS Estates Staff
The course information has reaffirmed / increased my knowledge and understanding in asbestos safety. C.S. NHS Estates Staff
C.H. NHS Estates staff
Yes I would recommend this asbestos awareness course to others. C.H. NHS Estates staff
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