Asbestos Awareness Course

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 type A asbestos awareness 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.

Type C – Training for asbestos work that does require a licence from the HSE.

Get in touch if this additional training is required.

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:

  • Plumbers
  • Builders
  • Maintenance workers (asbestos has been used as pipe insulation)
  • Electricians
  • Plasterers
  • Roofers
  • Gas fitters
  • Architects
  • Painters and decorators

What does the asbestos awareness course teach?

This online training course teaches the basics of health and safety around asbestos throughout four modules:

  • Properties and risks of asbestos exposure
  • The various types of asbestos
  • How to minimise and avoid the risks from working around asbestos
  • A look at the asbestos safety legislations

How much does the asbestos awareness course cost?

For employees, our asbestos awareness course costs £35 per person/license and can be ordered directly from here. You can also get a free trial of our course when you sign up.

For architects and designers, a more targeted course is provided which also costs £35 per person/license and can be ordered directly from here.

If you need to provide this training to multiple employees, please get in touch as we might be able to provide a discount based on the number of licenses.

Not ready to purchase! no problem, you can try the first module of this and any of our courses for free by registering.

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Want to keep your employees safe from asbestos exposure? Howlett Health & Safety Services asbestos awareness course is an ideal way to learn how to stay safe from asbestos containing materials.

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