‘ The best e-learning programme I’ve seen to date’
Auditor from the Independent Asbestos Training Providers Body
Who is this for?
Anyone who needs to know the basics of asbestos awareness.
How long is the course?
30 minutes of interactive training
You will learn about the three main types of asbestos – chrysotile, crocidolite and amosite. You will learn about the structure of each type and their particular applications.
You will learn the reasons why asbestos is such a health risk and about the serious diseases it can cause: lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma.
You will learn about the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the legal obligation before starting building work to obtain up-to-date information about any asbestos present, with full details of its exact location and condition.
You will then be shown exactly where asbestos is typically found and how it was used, by means of an interactive building. You can click here now to see an example of this.
You will learn the correct procedure to follow if you come across asbestos, even if it is a small amount. We give you step-by-step guidance, including detailed recording of each incident and emergency procedures.
On completion of all of the above sections of the course you will take a 20-question multiple-choice test.
You can then get a printed certificate to show you have completed the Asbestos Awareness training.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (in force by April 2012) make it the role of the responsible person (or dutyholder) in all commercial and public premises to protect workers and visitors from harm to their health by being exposed to asbestos. This includes Construction Sites, schools, hospitals, shops, factories and council buildings.
The Regulations state that a full and appropriate assessment must be done to establish whether there is asbestos on site anywhere, and the exact quantity, condition and type of any asbestos that is found.
Section 10: INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION and TRAINING stipulates that every employer must ensure that any employee who is liable to be exposed to asbestos is given adequate information, instruction and training so that they are aware of:
“Every employer must prevent the exposure to asbestos of any employee employed by that employer so far as is reasonably practicable.”