As well as informing you about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver a lot more information about: Recognising asbestos, where it's used, minimising the risks and the legislation about working with asbestos.
Being aware of the products that are likely to contain asbestos and the risks associated with them give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.The course is approved by leading industry bodies ROSPA and the IATP.
Duration: 1 hour
CPD Units: 1
Price: £30 + VAT
Who Should Take This Course?
The Asbestos Awareness course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades.
Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used.
Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials.
Regulation 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.
This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.
Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 100% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.
On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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1. Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure
2. Different Types of Asbestos
3. Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos
4. An Outline of Asbestos Legislation
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course, learners will:
- Understand why asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be harmful and must be treated as hazardous substances.
- Understand the very serious ill-health effects of asbestos.
- Understand the control measures for asbestos required by the law.
- Understand the responsibilities of employers and employees.
- Understand what to do on discovery or accidental disturbance of asbestos-containing materials.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 100%. You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment.