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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-hour 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
Duration: 1 hour
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: 1

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

• Chrome
• Firefox
• Safari
• Edge
• Internet Explorer.

• MobileSafari
• Google Chrome.

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues:
• Internet Explorer 10 and below
• Safari 7 and below.




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