Asbestos Awareness Training


Marks & Spencer have partnered with Cloudtrainer Limited, a leading online training provider, to develop a bespoke training course to give all people working on their properties a thorough understanding of what they need to look out for and the risks associated with Asbestos.

This M&S Asbestos awareness training is a MANDATORY requirement and is the only form of asbestos awareness training that they will accept. It is therefore imperative that all operatives complete the training BEFORE going on site.

Have you taken the training previously?

If your training has expired you can refresh the training using your existing username and password, please login using the button below.

If you cannot remember your user details then please email for assistance. Please do NOT register again - this will create issues with your profile.


Are you a first time user?

If this is the first time you have undertaken the M&S Asbestos Awareness training then you need to register online. Please be aware that your name will be printed on any certificates issued, so please enter these accurately. To register, please click the "Register" button below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on on the heading below to see answers to frequently asked questions.

From 1st February 2015 the training can be undertaken at no-charge and SimpleCompliance will be updated with details of the people who have completed the training. However, please be aware that with the "no-charge" training a certificate will not be issued.

M&S appreciate that many contractors work with other customers who may have a requirement for the training to be externally recognised and a certificate issued. Cloudtrainer will be offering this upgrade for £25+VAT (from 01/02/2015). By choosing the upgrade option you will receive an IATP approved transferable certificate, future asbestos awareness updates, refresher updates and discounts on other training courses.

When you launch the training you are passed to the CloudTrainer website, which allows you to pay via credit/debit card.

If you would like to pay for 10 or more users please email

Yes, the Asbestos Awareness training is approved by the IATP. To meet this approval you will be asked questions throughout the course to test your understanding of the material.

From 1st July 2013 the online CloudTrainer courses are the required asbestos awareness training for M&S, no other asbestos awareness course is approved for work on M&S properties.

The system is web based and requires a modern standards compliant browser. To see a full list of supported browsers please click here.

The eLearning application also requires Adobe Flash player and we recommend that you use the latest version of this, however version 11 onwards is supported.

The training lasts approximately 2 hours, however it is split into many small sections. Once you have completed a section your progress is stored in the database and so you can stop at any time and restart the training after the last completed section.

If your company needs to register a several people then you can nominate a company administrator who can then add your staff directly. Please email for instructions.

No, from the end of November 2015 there is only one version of the course..

The training requires Adobe Flash Player and this is not supported on Apple iPads and iPhones. Due to the length of the course and the information within it, we would not recommend you undertake the training on a smartphone.

If you have problems with the training or with registering, please email