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Asbestos Awareness - online learning

Being aware of asbestos, where it is found and the risks of exposure are important for a pest professional working in pest control.

This online course provides awareness level introduction to the dangers of working with asbestos and helps employers to comply with the law by ensuring that their employees are appropriately trained in order to work safely.

 Asbestos awareness training for pest control management online course



It is important to note that this training is NOT meant for people who carry out work that will disturb asbestos as this requires specialist practical training.

Upon completion of the one-day course, candidates will understand:

  • The different types of asbestos
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The different diseases associated with asbestos
  • Your responsibilities relating to asbestos
  • What to do if you discover asbestos
  • The risks of exposure to asbestos
  • How to protect yourself against exposure.

The asbestos awareness course is designed for anyone who needs to understand what asbestos is and what is generally required by law, including pest control technicians, technical inspectors, field biologists, managers, directors and owners.

Level: Foundation (+)
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Online only
Additional Study: None
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: TBC

The course will use a mix of presentation slides, videos and assessments and will include modules on:

- Types of asbestos
- Features and uses of asbestos
- Legislation and regulation
- Duty holder responsibilities
- Asbestos related diseases
- RPE and PPE
- Exposure risks.




Online programme

This is an online, e-learning course that can be taken at any time. You can find out more about our online learning courses here.

System requirements

Our online learning portal requires Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later

Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version) and Google Chrome (latest version).

Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version).


Mobile (Apple): Safari in Apple iOS7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) and in Android OS 4.1 and later Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS or later on iPad.

Android OS: Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimised for tablets)


Screen reader Jaws 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later (Flash output only). Section 508 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements. WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Asbestos Awareness. You will be able to print this certificate online.





The course fee will give you access to this course on our eLearning centre for four weeks.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £24 £20
Non-members £36 £30

Cancellation Terms:

Online course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA. Cancellations will not be given if online learning has been accessed.

• More than 7 working days prior to course: No charge
• 7 working days or less: 100% of fee