This asbestos course provides an awareness of how to work safely where asbestos could be present. IATP & CPR accredited, complies to CAR12 training requirements.
DURATION | 80 Minutes
Asbestos Awareness Course Online | IATP & CPD approved | Asbestos can be extremely hazardous if disturbed. Because fibres released into the air can be fatal if inhaled. Until the late 1990s asbestos was commonly used in flooring, insulation and roofing. So the risk of disturbing asbestos remains high for many professionals.
The risk to health is extreme. In the UK 2018/2019 there were 12,000 lung disease deaths related to past exposure at work.
Consequently, the Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12) place requirements on employers to keep staff safe. One key requirement is to provide training to anyone who is liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres while at work.
This IATP & CPD accredited course meets the (non-licensed) training requirements of CAR12.
The aim is to ensure you are aware of the dangers associated with exposure to airborne asbestos fibres through unknowingly coming into contact with asbestos materials. However, please be aware that it does not prepare you to work with asbestos containing materials otherwise known as ACMs.
- 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
Firstly, we explain the properties of asbestos that made it such a popular building material. Then we detail where asbestos is found, and outline the history of its use. We also outline the different fibre types and why they are dangerous.
UNIT 2 | ASBESTOS AND ITS EFFECT ON HEALTH
Secondly, we highlight the carcinogenic danger of Asbestos. Importantly, we highlight what factors increase the risks to employees. For example, age at first exposure, length of exposure, type of asbestos and smoking. We also providing an understanding of the various asbestos-related diseases.
UNIT 3 | ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACMS)
Thirdly, we explain the different places where Asbestos is commonly found. For example, lifts, roofs, flooring, boilers, pipework and ceilings. Then we explain the idea of Friability and list a wide range of common building materials that may contain asbestos and list them in order of friability.
UNIT 4 | SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK
Next, we look at the steps required to keep yourself and colleagues safe. Specifically, the Asbestos Survey, emergency procedures and risk assessment.
UNIT 5 | LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
In this final content section we explain the legal landscape. We highlight specific employee and employer duties that relate to CAR12, REACH, CDM, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999.
Next we explain what to do if you uncover materials you suspect contain asbestos. And, what to do if you think you have inhaled asbestos.
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.
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.
- CPD accredited: 6 credits
- Digital Badge
- IATP approved certificate
- Access for 1 year
- Verification Code
- Carbon zero product
On 6th April 2012 The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 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.
To clarify, employers must ensure that employees get the correct level of information, instruction and training. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recognise online learning as a viable delivery method for asbestos awareness training. Training requirements are contained here Approved Code of Practice L143 ‘Managing and working with asbestos’.
Furthermore, CAR12 and the HSE require employers to provide refresher training at appropriate intervals. For example; every 12 months.
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