Asbestos Awareness is now required in UK
Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos. It was widely
used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000. Our asbestos awareness training
online course can help YOU avoid coming into contact with this deadly substance both at home
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) regulations, employers
have a legal duty to provide adequate control of employeesâ€™ exposure to harmful substances in
Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that any employee liable to be
exposed to asbestos must be given adequate information, instruction and training to ensure
they can safeguard themselves and other employees and carry out their work effectively. This
level of training is known as Category A Asbestos Awareness training.
Specific responsibilities under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 include:
ï‚· Assessing the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from these materials.
ï‚· Preventing exposure to the fibre or, where not possible, make sure it is kept as low as
ï‚· Keeping an up to date written record of the location and condition of any asbestos
materials or presumed asbestos-containing materials.
ï‚· Ensuring written records are sufficient to allow another person to identify the materials.
ï‚· Keeping exposure below a certain control limit.
ï‚· Presuming that all materials contain asbestos unless there is evidence to the contrary.
All workers who are likely to disturb asbestos containing materials during their normal work
should be trained so that they can work safely. This Asbestos Awareness (Category A) course
is suitable for anyone who may be exposed to asbestos as part of their work so that they
understand the dangers and can avoid any work which may disturb asbestos. This includes, but
is not limited to, professions such as:
ï‚· Heating and ventilation engineers
ï‚· Demolition workers
ï‚· Carpenters, joiners and construction workers
ï‚· Shop fitters
ï‚· General maintenance staff
ï‚· Roofing contractors
ï‚· Painters, decorators and plasterers
ï‚· Fire and burglar alarm installers
ï‚· Gas fitters
ï‚· Computer installers and telecommunications engineers
ï‚· Cable layers and electricians
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the
post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The
certificate displays our IATP accreditation.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally
accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also accredited by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as
providing quality and content-approved training.