Asbestos Awareness Online

Fibresafe NZ offers asbestos awareness online training courses that are designed to provide an introduction to asbestos hazards and risk management.

We believe that you should be able to complete our courses at your own pace, as we know you have busy schedules.

This asbestos awareness online training course has been created by professionals for people in workplaces, trades or individuals who are wanting to expand their knowledge on asbestos.

Asbestos Awareness Online

Asbestos Awareness Training for Everybody

This online training course has been designed to be accessible and easy enough for those who have not had much exposure or knowledge of asbestos. This course is important because it teaches those taking the course about how to reduce the amount of harm caused to those who may be exposed to asbestos-containing materials.

Whether it be for those working or residing in residential or commercial buildings, knowing if there are asbestos-containing materials anywhere in the building is vital to reducing harm to yourself and others. To minimise the hazards posed by working with or around asbestos is first to be aware of asbestos. Here at Fibresafe NZ, we want you to be prepared and to know about the harmful effects of asbestos, which is why we offer asbestos awareness courses online alongside our general asbestos and other services, such as mould testing.

This course and our other courses can be delivered online using an interactive learning portal that can be accessed through the client portal. This online training course helps those who complete the course know the vital information that is important to know about asbestos. Such as what materials could potentially contain asbestos, what it is that makes asbestos hazardous to human health, and ways that you can work safely with or around asbestos-containing materials without causing harm to yourself and those around you. 

Partaking in this online asbestos awareness training course provides a great foundation level of knowledge for anyone who wants to become an asbestos assessor in the future, and it is great for anyone who is undertaking work involving or potentially involving asbestos. Knowing what the health concerns are, how to prevent yourself from being exposed to asbestos without the proper PPE gear. Fibresafe NZ’s online training course had an in-depth learning objective that involves learning about common products, safe working practices as well as learning about the history of asbestos. You can read more about the educational objectives below.

Educational Objectives

This course includes the following topics:

  • The history on and an introduction to asbestos
  • Asbestos-related health effects
  • Common products containing asbestos
  • Applicable to asbestos handling and removal
  • The identification of asbestos, control and assessment of it in buildings
  • Safe working procedures include the correct wearing, maintenance and use of PPE/RPE
  • Decontamination procedures, how you can stay safe while handling asbestos

Fibresafe NZ also offers other asbestos-related courses alongside our asbestos awareness online training courses. We can offer you international standard courses, such as BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) IP402, IP404. As well as local courses, for example, our  Asbestos Removal Training course. Additionally, we offer NZQA accredited courses which are ideal for plumbers, electricians, property managers and companies who require their staff to have NZQA credits. You can call to book or you can book online to secure your place on any course today.


$70.00 including GST

Asbestos Awareness Training

When you have finished working through the online course materials given, you must sit a final assessment in order to complete the course. This assessment is a multiple-choice questionnaire and you have the option to retake the test if you don’t pass the first time around. As the course is fully online, this means that you can work through the material at your own pace. Once you have passed the assessment, you will be awarded a course completion certificate that will be available to download and print.

Feel free to contact our knowledgeable and qualified team of asbestos assessors today with any questions or queries you have about our asbestos awareness online training courses. We’d be happy to assist you with anything to do with the courses. If you would like to read more about the New Zealand Legislation and Regulations around asbestos handling and the removal of asbestos, please do so here. You can additionally contact us if you are concerned about any of the learning objectives or contact your tutor directly.