Asbestos Awareness is now required in UK

asbestos awareness 3Every 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 employees’ exposure to harmful substances in

the workplace.

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

reasonably practicable.

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‚· Plumbers

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.