Asbestos Awareness (IATP)

Who should attend?

Any person that may come into contact with Asbestos during their normal working day by disturbing the fabric of a building, or other item which might contain asbestos. It will not prepare workers to carry out work with asbestos-containing materials. If a worker is planning to carry out work that will disturb asbestos-containing materials, further training will be required. Asbestos can often be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc).

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of this course is to give delegates an awareness of Asbestos and to show where this can be found.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the Health & Safety Regulations
  • Understand why asbestos containing materials can be harmful and the need to treat them as a hazardous substance
  • Be able to identify the different types of Asbestos
  • Be able to show where Asbestos can be found
  • Understand the measures needed to eliminate or reduce the risks from asbestos

Course Outline

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the properties of asbestos and outline the history of its use
  • Outline the health effects of asbestos
  • Outline the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings and plant
  • Identify the main statutory provisions that relate to asbestos
  • Know the correct procedures to follow in an emergency
  • Know how to avoid the risks of asbestos


A timed, invigilated, closed book written examination will be individually completed by each learner at the end of the course, with 80% being the pass mark. On successful completion, delegates will be issued with a IATP Certificate.


1/2 Day


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area

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