This online Asbestos Awareness course is accredited by the IATP & CPD and meets the mandatory training requirements for anyone requiring category A asbestos training. A verifiable Asbestos certificate is emailed upon successful completion.
DURATION | 90 Minutes
ASBESTOS AWARENESS COURSE
Due to its nature, asbestos can be very dangerous if disturbed. So for those working in the UK the Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR12) require anyone working where asbestos could be disturbed must undertake awareness training.
The purpose of CAT A Asbestos awareness training is to ensure workers have the knowledge needed to keep themselves safe from the risk posed by asbestos.
This category A asbestos training had been accredited by the IATP as meeting CAR12 training requirements.
Using motion-graphic videos, key lessons are communicated in a clear and memorable way.
If you have previously completed Asbestos Awareness training you may be interested in our similar asbestos CAT A 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.
On completion of the online Asbestos Awareness course learners will;
- Know where is asbestos found
- Understand health risks associated with asbestos
- Know the different types of asbestos
- Understand their legal responsibilities with respect to safe working
- Know what to do if asbestos is inhaled
- Be legal to work where asbestos could be present
UNIT 1 | ASBESTOS EXPLAINED
In this first unit, we explain what exactly asbestos is, its nature and properties. We 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. Highlighting the most common asbestos-related illnesses.
UNIT 3 | ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS (ACMS)
The focus of module four is ACMs. ACMs are asbestos containing materials. Knowing where ACMs are most likely to be found will help you avoid asbestos.
UNIT 4 | SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK
Next, we explain the systems required to keep yourself and colleagues safe. These are the Asbestos Survey, Risk Assessments, the Asbestos Register and Emergency Procedures.
UNIT 5 | LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
In this final unit we highlight employee and employer legal duties under the various safety regulations.
UNIT 6 | QUIZ
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
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).
Professionals at potential 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 accredited online Asbestos Awareness course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. Once a learner successfully completes the course by demonstrating their understanding of course content will email them their completion certificate. A posted certificate is available for £6.
This Asbestos certificate is valid for 3 years.
- IATP & CPD accredited certificate
- Best value online Asbestos course
- Available on phones, tablets and desktops
- Clear, concise motion-graphic content
- Net carbon-zero product
Why is asbestos so dangerous?
Around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past asbestos exposure.
Asbestos is so dangerous because it is both friable and a mineral. If disturbed microscopic asbestos fibres are released into the air which can be easily inhaled.
Once in the lungs asbestos stays. Over time, asbestos-related diseases can develop.
Even a small level of asbestos exposure increases the chance of developing an asbestos-related disease. For example, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
However, the good news is that so long as asbestos remains intact, they pose very little risk.
Therefore, asbestos awareness training is mandatory for everyone working where asbestos could be disturbed.
This online Asbestos Awareness course covers the mandatory training requirements.
What are the 3 levels of asbestos training?
There are three levels of asbestos training defined by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. 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, like this one 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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