Asbestos Awareness Training Course
This online Asbestos Awareness Training course will help you to comply with the current legislation and to become aware of the dangers of Asbestos. For those whom work in building maintenance or refurbishment will benefit greatly from achieving this certificate.
Asbestos is highly dangerous and for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos fibres, they will need adequate information. Completing this course will help you to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, a team or individuals will understand the risks of being exposed and where they may expect to find it.
Asbestos kills about 5000 workers each year. Few people realise that most buildings constructed before the turn of the millennium will have asbestos in their fabric. This is safe until it is disturbed by alterations, and if fibres are breathed into airwaves, they can lodge there for many years, causing irritation and eventually cancer.
- Helps you comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD & IATP
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 60 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Asbestos Awareness Training for?
This asbestos awareness online is for anyone whose work may disturb the fabric of a building and expose them to asbestos. It should be given to all those involved with refurbishment, maintenance and associated trades or to those who supervise such employees.
Asbestos Awareness Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and has been audited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP).
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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The aim of this online training course is to help people understand the dangers posed by asbestos and to avoid carrying out work that will cause the release of dangerous asbestos fibres resulting in serious health problems or death. Knowledge will bring safety.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Identify occupations where knowledge of the dangers of asbestos is needed
- Identify what the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 covers
- Name the three most common types of asbestos used commercially
- Name the most common illnesses caused by inhaling asbestos fibres
- Name who the ‘duty holder’ might be and their responsibilities under the Asbestos Regulations 2012
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Asbestos Awareness
This section introduces the learner to the course. It explains what asbestos is and the two primary groups of asbestos.
Module 1 - Introduction to Asbestos
This module investigates in further detail what asbestos is and why it was considered to be a valuable material resulting in the use of it for many years. It also looks at why asbestos is dangerous and the training that is required when working with asbestos-containing materials, plus the risks involved.
Module 2 - The Dangers of Asbestos
This section of the course covers asbestos-related diseases and the emergency procedures to undertake if someone is exposed to asbestos during maintenance. It also looks at why working with asbestos requires a license from the Health and Safety Executive and the statutory requirements.
Module 3 - Legal Responsibilities
In this final section, you will cover the legal responsibilities of the ‘duty holder’ and what is included on the asbestos register. It also looks at the importance of an asbestos management plan, as well as other health and safety measures that should be in place when working with asbestos.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
Do you comply with Asbestos regulations?
Managers have a legal obligation to provide adequate control of employees’ exposure to harmful substances in the work environment.
Any employee liable to be exposed to asbestos must be provided with sufficient information, instruction and training to ensure they can safeguard themselves and other employees and carry out their work effectively, referred to as Category A Asbestos Awareness training.
Under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 specific responsibilities include:
- Preventing exposure to the fibre or, where not possible, make sure it is kept as low as reasonably practicable.
- Keeping exposure below a certain control limit.
- Presuming that all materials contain asbestos unless otherwise.
- Keeping up to date written records of the location and condition of asbestos materials or presumed asbestos-containing materials.
- Ensuring written records are sufficient to allow another person to identify the materials.
- Assessing the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from these materials.
Further reading of the The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 can be found on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
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