Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and the construction industry widely used it right up until the year 2000.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos-containing materials. Regulation 10 of CAR 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 maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.
As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, this Asbestos Awareness E-learning Course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos-containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, including steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.
The Asbestos Awareness E-Learning course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building-related and maintenance trades.
This course is delivered via our online learning platform and will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
When undertaking this course it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to complete the course.
This course covers a range of content including:
- Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure
- Different Types of Asbestos
- Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos
- An Outline of Asbestos Legislation
This course is delivered by e-learning. We would therefore recommend that you access this course on a desktop or laptop to access your course.
Certificate and Validity
Upon completion of the course candidates will receive a certificate which is available as a PDF (Portable Document Format).
The Asbestos Awareness E-Learning course is approved by leading industry bodies IIRSM, Gatehouse Awards, CPD & IATP.