Following the introduction of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012), there was a legal responsibility for employers to ensure their employees are aware of the hazardous risks of asbestos handling. Here at Safeline, we have created an asbestos awareness training course to train employers and employees in areas of required asbestos awareness.

What are the CAR2012 asbestos awareness requirements?

Regulation 10 Information, instruction and training of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires


Every employer must ensure that any employee employed by that employer is given adequate information, instruction and training where that employee:

  • (a) is or is liable to be exposed to asbestos, or if that employee supervises such employees
  • (b) carries out work in connection with the employer’s duties under these Regulations, so that the employee can carry out that work effectively


Increase your awareness of asbestos with a Safeline asbestos awareness training course

Increase your awareness of asbestos with a Safeline asbestos awareness training course

Who comes into contact with Asbestos?

  • General Maintenance Staff

  • Electricians

  • Plumbers

  • Gas Fitters

  • Printers and Decorators

  • Joiners

  • Plasterers

  • Demolition Workers

  • Construction workers

  • Roofers

  • Heating and Ventilation Engineers

  • Telecommunications Engineers

  • Fire and Burglar Alarm Installers

  • Computer Installers

  • Architects, Building Surveyors and

  • Shop Fitters

All of the workers above are likely to come into contact with asbestos and would benefit from a training course to raise asbestos awareness.

There are many other workers who come into contact with asbestos, but the above provides a good idea of just some that are amongst the most likely to need the training. If you want to learn more about asbestos before attending a course, Safeline recommends reading our guide on “what is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?” Click here to read this article.

What is included in the asbestos awareness training course? Our course is tailored to the eleven areas of asbestos awareness within CAR2012, which you can see in the image below:



Safeline Environmental conducts this training in a half a day course that covers the following aspects:

    • An explanation of what asbestos is.

    • The types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos and asbestos-contaminated materials (ACM's) in buildings

    • General procedures to be followed to deal with an emergency, for example, an uncontrolled release of asbestos into the workplace.

    • How to avoid the risks from asbestos and

Is refresher training recommended? Yes, we do recommend refresher training, so that staff are kept up to date with changes in asbestos legislation and also to reinstate areas of the previous training they may have forgotten. We would recommend refresher training from twelve months after the initial training. Who receives refresher training depends on the relative importance of asbestos management in their role and their ability to manage this appropriately.

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Asbestos and how to remove and dispose of it safely

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