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Asbestos Awareness

Course Introduction

NPORS NO31 Asbestos Awareness training is a critical program for individuals involved in projects related to buildings constructed or renovated before the year 2000. Asbestos, once a widely used construction material, poses significant health risks when disturbed, making awareness and proper training paramount.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its heat resistance and durability. It was commonly used in various building components, such as insulation, flooring, roofing, and pipes, before its ban due to health concerns. Disturbing asbestos-containing materials releases microscopic fibers into the air, which, when inhaled, can lead to severe health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

The Asbestos Awareness Training provided by NPORS NO31 is designed to educate participants about the potential presence of asbestos in older structures. This training covers the following key aspects:

Identification: Participants learn to recognize common asbestos-containing materials, understand their appearance, and where they are typically found in buildings.

Health Risks: A thorough understanding of the health risks associated with asbestos exposure is provided, emphasizing the importance of prevention and safe handling.

Legal Requirements: The training ensures that participants are aware of their legal obligations regarding asbestos management and compliance with regulations.

By completing this training, individuals become equipped to identify potential asbestos hazards, minimize risks, and ensure compliance with legal obligations. This knowledge safeguards not only their health but also the well-being of colleagues and anyone else involved in construction or renovation projects in older buildings. Asbestos Awareness Training is an indispensable step towards creating a safer working environment in the construction industry, preventing asbestos-related diseases, and ensuring full compliance with regulations.

Course Information

This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who may come into contact with properties built or modified before the year 2000 or waste from those properties. 

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. 

Novice – This course is designed for the complete novice delegate but will be equally suitable for those who have previously completed an asbestos awareness course. 

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.


This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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