Asbestos Awareness (Category A Training)


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Asbestos Awareness (Category A Training) is part of the E-learning Pathway Courses with Pathway Group under the Health & Safety Courses Catalogue.

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Asbestos Awareness (Category A Training)

  1. 1. Online Course Asbestos Awareness Category‘A’Training
  2. 2. Asbestos Awareness Category‘A’Training In the UK, more than half a million non-domestic premises and houses are still thought to contain some form of Asbestos. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that around a quarter of the 4,000 or so people dying from Asbestos-related diseases each year in Britain are tradespeople, such as joiners, electricians and plumbers. This is why Asbestos training is a legal requirement; so you can avoid the risks. This module is classed as Category‘A’training and is aimed at making learners aware of the dangers associated with unknowingly coming into contact with Asbestos. It does not train them to work with Asbestos containing materials (ACMs). By the end of this module you should be able to: • Describe the properties of Asbestos in terms of the risks to & effects on health caused by exposure to Asbestos & the increased risk to those who smoke. • Outline the types of Asbestos & explain where Asbestos & Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) can be typically found within buildings & in plants. • Describe the main reasons for the use of Asbestos insulation, Asbestos insulating boards, Asbestos cement & other ACMs. • Describe the risks of fibre release from ACMs. • Demonstrate an awareness of how you would find information about the presence of Asbestos before starting work. • Know the procedures to follow if any unintentional contact is made with ACMs & have knowledge of appropriate emergency procedures. • Outline the legislation relating to Asbestos, particularly with reference to regulations four and five of The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR). Accreditation The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. E-LEARNING Learn Online
  3. 3. Duration Approximately 2 hours. On average this course takes 2 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how individuals study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course. The Learning Management System automatically records your progress so you can pause and resume the training easily. Target Audience This module is aimed at anyone who may be exposed to asbestos, such as those involved in re- furbishment, demolition, general building or maintenance work, where there is a risk of disturb- ing asbestos during the course of their work. This includes a wide range of professionals such as plumbers, architects, cable layers, roofers and caretakers. Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Cost Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on: 0121 707 0550 Please Note that this is an online course £15.00 + VAT (£18.00 inc. VAT) Learn Online