Asbestos Awareness Course Plus Refresher (Online)

Complete this refresher course to replace your expired 'Asbestos Awareness Course Plus (Online)'

Asbestos Awareness Course Plus

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance that can cause serious ill-health to anyone who disturbs or damages it. For this reason, all workers who may come across asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must be trained so that they can work safely. This includes work with potential ACMs, accidental discovery of asbestos, and accidental damage to asbestos and ACMs.

This course takes its lead from the ACOP requirements and the need for non-certified training to be provided covering the fundamentals of asbestos identification, safe handling and suitable controls. In addition to asbestos awareness, this course aims to provide a basic understanding to those who encounter non-friable asbestos containing materials. This includes safe handling fundamentals, waste disposal, additional PPE/RPE, basics of the removal procedure of ACM's (<10m2 of non-friable), and decontamination (personal, tools and equipment).

Should the work disturb >10m2 of non-friable material or friable materials a higher level of training will be required (as per current licensing). It will be necessary to attend a course with practical demonstrations of control measures and personal protective equipment (such as the NZQA standard courses).

Who should take the course?

This asbestos awareness course should taken by those refreshing their expired Asbestos Awareness Plus Course and provides a comprehensive introduction to the dangers of working with asbestos and helps employers to comply with the law by ensuring that their workers are appropriately trained in order to work safely.

What topics are covered on the course?

  1. Background & Terminology
  2. Brief Legislation Overview
  3. Properties & Uses
  4. ACM's
  5. Related Health Issues
  6. Management of Asbestos
  7. Handling Asbestos
  8. Final Quiz

Each user requires an individual and unique email address.


Your Instructor


Asbestos Aware
Asbestos Aware

Asbestos Aware was created by New Zealand based asbestos industry professionals. The team have a combined experience of over 40 years and qualifications that include the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Asbestos Proficiency (P) Certificates from P401 to P405. The team hold current New Zealand Asbestos Assessor Licences.


Course Curriculum


  Asbestos Awareness Course - Refresher
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  Module 3 - Properties & Uses of Asbestos
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us before the course has been completed we will give you a full refund.
Can I get all staff certificates sent to one email account?
Not at present, each user must have a unique email address that the certificate will be sent directly to upon completion.

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