Asbestos is probably the most hazardous building material ever used.
Every year more than 4000 people will lose their life because of exposure to asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases, which can take up to 45 years to be diagnosed.
Any building built on or before the year 2000 can contain asbestos, this equates to approximately half a million buildings in the UK.
As a result of the epidemic facing the UK, legislation governs work with asbestos. The Control of Asbestos 2012 Regulations ensure workers who can potentially be exposed are protected. These Regulations place legal duties on employers and employees.
Our Asbestos Awareness training course, will give workers or employees the knowledge they need to safeguard their health. In addition, it outlines what employers, or those in control of premises have to do to remain compliant.
Regulation 10 of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos. This includes the following:
- demolition workers;
- construction workers;
- general maintenance staff;
- gas fitters;
- painters and decorators;
- shop fitters;
- heating and ventilation engineers;
- telecommunication engineers;
- computer and data installers;
- fire and burglar alarm installers;
- architects, building surveyors and other such professionals.
This course is aimed at anyone who may be exposed to asbestos, such as those involved in refurbishment, demolition, general building or maintenance work, where there is a risk of disturbing asbestos during the course of their work.
This course has 5 modules:
|Navigation and Course Introduction
|The Properties of Asbestos
|The Types, Uses and Likely Occurrences of Asbestos
|Emergency Procedures and How to Avoid the Risks from Asbestos
This course has been accredited by the following bodies:
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents promotes safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
How long does the course take?
The course takes roughly 1 - 2 hours to complete.
What topics does this course cover?
The course covers the topics contained within the Approved Code of Practice for the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and has been accredited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Proof of completion of this accredited course will serve as evidence of competence when bidding for new work, completing pre-qualification questionnaires or renewing SSIP membership.
Do I need to sit the course all at once?
No - you can take the course at your own pace, able to resume whenever is convenient for you.
How can I prove I've completed this course?
Upon course completion you'll be able to download a certification proving your accomplishment. Furthermore, employers and other stakeholders can verify your certificate by entering the certificate reference number in our Certificate Check system.
We offer volume license pricing when purchasing 5 or more courses. These discounts are automatically applied when you add courses to your shopping basket.
|6 - 20
||12.5% (£19.25 each)
|21 - 50
||25% (£16.50 each)
|51 - 200
||37.5% (£13.75 each)
||50% (£11.00 each)
If you require a package of courses, or have specialised requirements, please contact us to speak to an adviser.