Maritime Asbestos Awareness

Maritime Asbestos Awareness

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £50.00 excl. VAT


Asbestos has been banned on vessels under the SOLAS Convention since 2011 but is still found on board on a large scale. This Maritime Asbestos Awareness course is intended for any crew of a ship or platform but is just as relevant to shore personnel and any contractors who work onboard.

The impact on health of asbestos exposure is often underestimated as it can take years for symptoms to develop. The goal of this training is to increase the knowledge about Asbestos in order to reduce risks working on board.

This is an entry level Asbestos awareness course, which stresses that Asbestos should only be removed from the ship by specialists and those who have had further training in Asbestos. 

Seahaven Maritime Academy have teamed up with The Crew Academy to produce this Maritime Asbestos Awareness e-learning course.  

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Course Format

This course is provided entirely online with flexible learning according to your pace. 

  • Includes an assessment quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Provides free certificate issued by Seahaven Maritime Academy upon successful completion of the course.

Key Takeaways

After completing the awareness training, the learner will:

  • Understand what Asbestos is, where it comes from and its properties
  • Be able to identify potential Asbestos containing materials and where you may come across them on a vessel
  • Outline the health aspects associated with asbestos exposure and know where information about Asbestos on board can be found and what to do if you find it.


  1. Asbestos Origin and properties
  2. Identify potential asbestos containing materials
  3. Health effects associated with asbestos exposure

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £50.00 excl. VAT