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Asbestos online exam

Exposure to asbestos fibres causes around 5,000 deaths every year from lung disease in the UK. (Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural  plaques and thickening)

This exam is intended to test your knowledge and understanding of asbestos and the issues to be considered in the Pre-Construction Phase, to prevent release of asbestos fibre.

Time limit: 1 hour

  • There are 20 questions. 
  • We suggest you set time aside to take the exam in a quiet uninterrupted space.   If you reach the 60 minute time limit and have not clicked submit, the exam will automatically time out and your answers will be submitted as they stand at that point.
  • On completion of the exam you will receive the result on screen.
  • If you pass the exam you do not need to do anything.
  • If you fail the exam instructions on how to resit will be displayed on the screen.
  • There is only ONE correct answer for each question.
  • These are specialist exams - they are not about general knowledge.

Please do not attempt the exam without either having sufficient knowledge and understanding of the subject or having undertaken background reading and /or CPD or training. 


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Recommended reading

We strongly recommend you read our guidance and information pages on asbestos, before you do the exam.  

HSE pages on asbestos-related disease

The HSE website provides information and statistics on asbestos-related diseases including asbestos related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.