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Lead Awareness

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In this lead awareness course you will explore what lead is, why it can be hazardous to health and how to control/reduce the risk of lead exposure. You will explore the employer, employee and self-employed requirements and how to conduct a risk assessment.

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All about this Lead Awareness Course

Lead is a naturally occurring heavy toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust (rocks and soil), water and air. It is a soft (bluish, silvery, white or grey) lustrous metal extracted from ores dug from underground mines worldwide. However, there have been bans on certain lead products in the last century due to the associated health risks.

In the lead awareness course, you will gain knowledge on what lead is. You will look at some statistics and case studies relating to lead, highlighting the importance of controlling exposure. You will also look at the requirements for risk assessments and how to apply the assess, control and review model.

You will look at the importance of welfare facilities and what employers should provide to employees at risk of lead exposure. You will look at other control measures and why it is important to maintain, test and examine them. You will look at some of the actions required if an individual’s lead levels are too high. You will look at lead poisoning, the treatments available and further actions required.

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, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Lead Awareness – In the first unit you will be introduced to lead awareness, what lead is, the history and where it is found. You will also look at why lead is dangerous and how it can affect a person’s health.
  • Unit 2 – Laws surrounding lead – In this unit you will be introduced to the law surrounding lead and will look at relevant legislation, you will consider the responsibilities employers, employees and the self-employed workers have relating to the risks associated with lead exposure.
  • Unit 3 – Lead control measures – In this unit you will explore lead control measures and why employers should first prevent exposure to lead in the workplace. You will then look at how employers can adequately control exposure if it is not preventable.
  • Unit 4 – Lead and health – In the final unit, you will be introduced to lead and health. You will look at the requirements for health and medical surveillance and how employees’ health is checked at work and the recommended blood-lead and urinary-lead requirements. You will finish by looking at the requirements for data protection regarding employees’ medical information and health records.
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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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Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

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As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

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Lead Awareness
Lead Awareness
£20 + VAT