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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Course Description

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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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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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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.
Kloeckner Metals Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

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 Lead 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 Lead 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 Lead 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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Lead Awareness
Lead Awareness
£20 + VAT