Designed for everyone who may encounter asbestos at work this awareness course meets the mandatory training requirements of non-licensed work with asbestos in a clear and effective way.
DURATION | 80 Minutes
ASBESTOS AWARENESS COURSE (CAT A)
An Asbestos Awareness Course is mandatory for all workers who are liable to be exposed to asbestos while at work. This online asbestos course is IATP accredited and provides clear and compliant instruction.
The reason Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12) requirement employers to provide this training is that Asbestos can be extremely hazardous if disturbed because fibres released into the air can be fatal if inhaled. In the UK 2018/2019 there were 12,000 lung disease deaths related to past exposure at work.
Asbestos was commonly used in flooring, insulation and roofing until the late 1990s so many professionals are still likely to be exposed to asbestos while at work.
This IATP & CPD accredited course meets the Category A training requirements of CAR12. Using motion-graphic text, key lessons are communicated in an engaging, clear and concise way.
At the end of the course there is a 20-question, multiple-choice assessment. Participants must achieve a minimum pass mark to evidence understanding and receive their completion certificate.
If you have previously completed Asbestos Awareness training you maybe interested in our refresher course.
Provide learners with an awareness of the hazards associated with asbestos and an understanding of best-practice behaviours to reduce the risks to as low as possible. While also helping compliance with the training requirements of CAR12 for non-licensed work.
- Where is asbestos found
- Associated health risks
- Different types of asbestos
- How to undertake an asbestos survey
- Legal responsibilities
- What if you inhale asbestos?
UNIT 1 | ASBESTOS EXPLAINED
In this first unit, we are going to explain what exactly asbestos is. To do this, we will be looking at the nature and properties of asbestos. We will also look at the history of the material and how it was employed over the years.
UNIT 2 | ASBESTOS AND ITS EFFECT ON HEALTH
This next unit explains the effects that asbestos can have on your health and the health of those working around you. We first look at some of the most common asbestos-related illnesses.
UNIT 3 | ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACMS)
The focus of module four is ACMs. In particular we cover the locations and buildings where ACMs are most likely to be found, the importance of the friability of an ACM and the different types of ACMs in buildings
UNIT 4 | SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK
Next, we explain the systems required to keep yourself and colleagues safe. From the initial Asbestos Survey, risk assessment, asbestos register and emergency procedures.
UNIT 5 | LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
In this final content section we explain the legal landscape. We highlight specific employee and employer duties with respect to CAR12, REACH, CDM, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999.
UNIT 6 | QUIZ
Anyone who may come in contact with asbestos. For example, workers involved with the maintenance, construction and demolition of houses and buildings. Especially older buildings (pre-1990s).
This online Asbestos Awareness course should be undertaken by any worker who may disturb the fabric of a building. Therefore, potentially exposing themselves to asbestos. For instance, professionals at risk include;
- General maintenance workers
- Painters and decorators
- Construction workers
- Shop fitters
- Gas fitters
- Heating and ventilation engineers
- Demolition workers
- Telecommunication engineers
- Fire/burglar alarm installers
- Computer and data installers
- Building surveyors
At the end of the IATP & CPD accredited online Asbestos Awareness course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
This Asbestos certificate is valid for 3 years.
Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past asbestos exposure.
A small level of asbestos exposure can increase a person’s risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. For example, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
However, so long as asbestos-containing materials remain intact they pose very little risk. But, when disturbed the microscopic fibres, can be deadly. Particularly to those who are exposed over a long period of time.
Furthermore, diseases caused by inhaling asbestos fibres often take a long time to develop. Sometimes decades. However, once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.
- IATP & CPD accredited certificate
- Self-paced, learn anywhere
- Available on phones, tablets and desktops
- Clear, concise motion-graphic content
- Net carbon-zero product
On 6 April 2012 The Control of Asbestos Regulations came into force putting various obligations on employers. For example; conduct an asbestos survey and assess the risks. Secondly, provide all staff liable to disturb asbestos with appropriate awareness training.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recognise online learning as a viable delivery method for asbestos awareness training. This Asbestos Awareness course online meets CAR 12 requirements for CAT A training.
Links to further information:-
- Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- Fully HSE guidance on asbestos
- Examples of what non-licensed Asbestos is
- Approved code of practice including training requirements
WHO IS ASBESTOS CAT A TRAINING FOR?
There are three levels of asbestos training. These are:
- Asbestos awareness (Category A)
- Non-licensable work with asbestos (Category B)
- Licensable work with asbestos (Category C)
Category A or CAT A Asbestos courses are for staff who are liable to be exposed to asbestos in the course of their work. These staff are required to avoid any work that may disturb asbestos containing materials (ACMs). CAT A training provides and understand of the dangers and what to do if they suspect asbestos is present.
Category B or CAT B asbestos courses are for staff who knowingly disturb asbestos. This is also referred to as non-licensable asbestos work or minor works. Persons requiring this type of training is everyone who knowingly disturb ACMs for example, as plumbers, carpenters, electricians, maintenance and demolition workers. This training provides an understand of what work can be done and how if can be done safely.
Category C or CAT C asbestos course are for staff who remove asbestos. This is also referred to a licensable asbestos work
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