Asbestos Awareness

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This IATP certified course explains what asbestos is, where it comes from and the various types of asbestos that can be found.  Historical uses of asbestos and some of the locations that asbestos can be found today are discussed as well as the dangers of asbestos on a persons health and why the ban of asbestos in the UK was necessary.

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Course Description

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All about this course

In this asbestos course we will be looking at the current legislation (The Control of Asbestos Regulations – CAR 2012) relating to asbestos safety. We will look at the reason asbestos was banned and why it is so dangerous to people’s health. The most likely people to be affected by asbestos are outlined as well as risk assessments that can be carried out minimise the chances of exposure.

This course is perfect for anyone who works as asbestos removal workers, people who are in charge of maintaining buildings and maintenance equipment, workers in construction, demolishment and refurbishment.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course and it is IATP (Institute of Asbestos Training Providers) certified with their branding showing on the certification. This course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

IATP Approved

This course has been audited by the IATP (Institute of Asbestos Training Providers) which is the UK’s leading organisation working to ensure quality in Asbestos training. The IATP work closely with the HSE and only approve courses which align with regulations and comply with their strict guidelines on quality. This approval means that you can be sure our course meets UK regulations for Asbestos awareness in the workplace.

IATP certified course
  • Fully CPD registered
  • IATP (Institute of Asbestos Training Providers) certified
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Asbestos – In our first unit we be looking into what asbestos is and where asbestos can be found in the UK. In addition we will be looking at where it use to be used and why asbestos is still in buildings.
  • Unit 2 – Risks of asbestos to health – In this unit we will be looking at why asbestos is a hidden killer and why it is so dangerous. We will also look at the 4 main asbestos-related diseases.
  • Unit 3 – Asbestos legal framework – This unit will look at the legislation that are in place surrounding asbestos. We will explore how the legislation and legal framework try to prevent exposure of asbestos in the workplace.
  • Unit 4 – Assessing the risk of asbestos – This unit will look at why the law requires people to do asbestos risk assessments. You will also learn the steps that are taken when carrying out a risk assessment and why it is important.
  • Unit 5 – Emergency procedures – In our final unit we will be looking at the types of asbestos-related emergencies that workers can come across and the actions that should be taken in the event of asbestos being discovered unexpectedly.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Asbestos Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Asbestos Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Asbestos Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Asbestos Awareness
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