This training pack provides advanced knowledge about asbestos awareness for people working with and around asbestos. There is an overview of what asbestos is, the history of asbestos use, the risks of exposure to asbestos, and the key legislation around the topic. It also includes mandatory training on Working at Height and Fire Safety in order to keep yourself and your colleagues, safe.
- 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).
An Introduction to Working at Height
- Recognise different types of access equipment and their use
- Be aware of the current legislation relating to working at height
- Know what is required to work safely with general access scaffolds
- Know what is required to work safely with ladders
- Know what is required to carry out roof work safely.
- The hazards and risks associated with fire
in the workplace
- How fire risk is controlled in the workplace
- The principles and
practice of fire management at work
All the courses are accredited by CPD. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.
The Fire Safety and Working at Height courses usually take between 1-2 hours each to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Asbestos Awareness takes around 2-3 hours to complete on average. 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 course is aimed at anyone working in a role that may see them involved with asbestos, and would like to undertake further mandatory training. Some of these job roles include joiners, roofers, architects, plumbers, caretakers, painters/decorators and people working in construction.
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