Find out exactly what asbestos is and how our asbestos awareness course can help your employees avoid direct contact with it
Asbestos is a dangerous material that can be found in many buildings throughout the UK. It’s still responsible for many deaths each year because of related illnesses such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Despite this danger, asbestos itself is only a significant hazard if you’re going to be actively handling it, or working in a building where asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are disturbed and asbestos fibres become airborne.
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About our online asbestos awareness course
It’s a legal requirement that any worker who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials is provided with sufficient information, instruction and training in order to prevent exposure. Our asbestos awareness course satisfies the requirements of awareness training for employees and will ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Please note: this asbestos awareness category A course is ONLY for those workers who may come into contact with asbestos containing material (ACMs) during their everyday work activities (they do not work with ACMs) or those who are responsible for or supervise how the work is carried out.
There are two other types of asbestos training which are outside the scope of this training and they are listed below:
Type B – Training for non-licensable work which would include persons who carry out small works on asbestos containing materials. This also includes notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW)
Type C – Training for asbestos work that does require a licence from the HSE.
Note. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 define the types of work which fall into the categories of non-licensable, NNLW and licensable. Ensure that you undergo the correct training.
Consult the HSE’s Asbestos Essential website for further information.
Do my employees need to attend an asbestos awareness course?
There are certain occupations or trades where the likelihood of being exposed to asbestos-containing materials is very high. If you are, or employ, any of the following, we’d recommend you register for this asbestos awareness course:
- Maintenance workers (asbestos has been used as pipe insulation)
- Gas fitters
- Painters and decorators
How many modules are in the asbestos awareness course?
This training contains four modules (65 minutes) covering the essential information required. They are:
- Asbestos Exposure Risks and its Properties
- Types of Asbestos
- How to Minimise and Avoid the Risks From Working Around Asbestos
- Overview of Asbestos Legislation
What will you receive on completion of the course?
This training course is iata and RoSPA Approved signifying the quality of the information provided. Trainees will therefore be able to download and print out their certificate on completion of the course. We have provided an example asbestos awareness certificate template for you to view by clicking here.
How much does the asbestos awareness course cost?
For employees, our asbestos awareness course costs £35 per person/license + VAT and can be ordered directly from here.
If you are an architect or designer, we have a more targeted course specific to your role, which is also priced at £35 per person/license +VAT and can be ordered directly from here.
If you need to provide this training to more than 25 employees, then the following discounts will apply:
5% discount for orders of 25+ courses
7.5% discount for orders of 50+ courses
10% discount for all orders over 100 courses
Give us a call (07875 53 5558) or contact us if you want to make use of any of these discounts.
Not ready to purchase! no problem, you can try the first module of this and any of our courses for free by registering here.