The Asbestos Awareness course provides advanced knowledge about asbestos awareness for people working with and around asbestos. There is an overview of asbestos, the history of its use, the risks of exposure, and key related legislation.
Portable Appliance Testing is one way in which to ensure electrical equipment is safe. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. In order to comply with the IEE Code of Practice, testers must have an understanding of the modes of electrical, mechanical or thermal damage to electrical equipment and appliances and their flexes, which may be encountered in a work environment.
- Describe the properties of asbestos in terms of the risks to and effects on health caused by exposure to asbestos and the increased risk to those who smoke.
- Outline the types of asbestos and explain where asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be typically found within buildings and in plant/equipment.
- Describe the main reasons for the use of asbestos insulation, asbestos insulating board, asbestos cement and 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.
- State the procedures to follow if unintentional contact is made with ACMs and describe appropriate emergency procedures.
- Outline legislation relating to asbestos, particularly with reference to regulations 4 and 5 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR).
- Know the stages involved in PAT testing.
- Recognise the difference between Class I and Class II appliances.
- Know what standards are required in order for an appliance to pass each stage of PAT testing.
- Know where to find more information about re-test frequencies.
- Understand the hazards involved in PAT testing and the precautions that should be taken.
Both courses are accredited by CPD. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.
Asbestos Awareness usually takes between 2-3 hours to complete, while PAT Testing takes approximately 1 hour, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.
This training package is aimed at anyone working in a role involved with asbestos and interested in becoming a competent person in portable appliance testing.
Some of these job roles include joiners, roofers, architects, plumbers, caretakers, painters/decorators and people working in construction.
This list is not exhaustive and there may be other professionals working with asbestos who may benefit from the information contained in the package.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Test and certificate
Each end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.