The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012 makes it clear that employers must give staff sufficient information and training before they work around asbestos.
Protecting workers from the dangers of asbestos is vital. According to the HSE, it’s possible to find asbestos in buildings constructed or refurbished before 2000. More than 50% of UK homes are likely to contain asbestos, and it is responsible for an estimated 5,000 deaths per year in the UK.
The purpose of this Asbestos Awareness online course is to help employers fulfil their legal requirements and enable employees to work safely. Employers have a duty to provide adequate control of staff exposure to harmful substances in the workplace; our online course provides an awareness of the risks for workers likely to come into contact with asbestos. The e-learning course also covers the emergency procedures to be followed whenever asbestos fibres are disturbed or released.
Who Can Benefit from the Online Training?
The asbestos awareness online training course enables employers to safeguard the health and safety of their staff, as well as meet their obligations under the law.
It is designed for individuals who may be exposed to asbestos. It is also appropriate for staff in supervisory roles, such as HR and office management, and anyone with a responsibility for health and safety training within the business.
This asbestos awareness e-learning course is suitable for all tradespeople – however, it is especially useful for anyone whose professional responsibilities include the management and maintenance of buildings.
Relevant industries and professions include:
- Demolition workers
Asbestos Awareness Online Course Programme
The Asbestos Awareness online course takes around 40 minutes to complete. It covers the following topics:
- What asbestos is, where you can find it, and what it is used for.
- The legal obligations involved in working with asbestos.
- The emergency action needed if exposed to asbestos.
- The various risks, diseases, and effects associated with asbestos.
- The different types of asbestos and materials that contain them.
- What to do if you are exposed to asbestos.
- Understand the risks and dangers of asbestos and how to reduce them
- Be aware of safety measures, precautions and controls when dealing with asbestos on site
- Recognise where asbestos or materials containing asbestos can be found and what they look like
- Understand what to do if asbestos is disturbed or released
There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.
Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety?
Phoenix Health & Safety are one of the UK’s premier providers of health and safety courses. You’ll also be pleased to know that they have pass rates above the industry average.
Employees who take this asbestos awareness online course benefit from the support of their expert tutors and gain access to the Phoenix Facebook community group – ideal for connecting with other candidates.
Frequently Asked Questions
When and how will I receive my results and certificate?
Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.
What’s the duration of the online course?
The course should take 40 minutes to complete.
What happens if I fail the assessment?
You can retake the assessment.