Asbestos is a hazardous substance. Every year over 5,000 people die from asbestos related diseases, such as lung cancer. Anyone likely to disturb or damage asbestos containing materials must be aware of the dangers and know what procedures to follow.
Our (category A) Asbestos Awareness online training will help you to understand where asbestos can be found, the risks associated with it and how to reduce the risk of asbestos fibres being released. If you plan to carry out work which will knowingly disturb or damage asbestos, you will require a higher level of training (category B or C).
Modules you will cover in this Asbestos Awareness (Category A) online training:
- Asbestos – the basics - In this Asbestos Awareness module you will look at types of asbestos, a brief history, asbestos containing materials, where you will find asbestos, who is affected by asbestos and how asbestos can affect you.
- Legislation and responsibilities - In this Asbestos Awareness module you will look at what is health and safety at work, the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 199, Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) Regulation 4, asbestos surveys, housing, consultation with employees and RIDDOR.
- How to complete a risk assessment - In this Asbestos Awareness module you will look at managing risk, risk assessment, likelihood and severity of risk, likelihood of occurrence, severity of risk, prioritising risk, risk control hierarchy and barriers to consider.
- Asbestos and risk reduction measures - In this Asbestos Awareness module you will look at friability, Workplace Exposure limits (WEL’s), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), identifying asbestos, emergency procedures, illness or injury and health surveillance.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
Is this course right for me?
This course is suitable for anyone that is likely to come in contact with or disturb asbestos during their work. This can include engineers, construction workers, roofing contractors, anyone working in installation, maintenance staff, electricians and plumbers.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.