Asbestos awareness training provides the basic knowledge regarding asbestos but does not train you to work with asbestos containing materials.
Asbestos awareness training is likely to form the first part of training for work with asbestos, but on it's own it does not meet the legal requirements laid down under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR).
Asbestos awareness training is required to be given to employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment, maintenance and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building because Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) may become exposed during their work. Exemption from this requirement would apply only where the employer can demonstrate that work will only be carried out in or on buildings free of ACMs.