Despite being banned from use in the UK construction business for 20 years, Asbestos still presents a life-threatening risk to builders and DIY experts to this day. An awareness of this long-lasting risk is essential to anyone who works in older properties or may encounter materials containing Asbestos.
This Asbestos Awareness Training course is for everybody who may possibly come into contact with Asbestos; from office workers to builders. Asbestos remains a hazardous material that can cause fatal conditions if the right situation arises. The course will explain the origins behind the use of Asbestos and why it can still be found today. It will also prepare you for identifying the different forms of the material and when to call an emergency or the authorities.
By the end of the course, you’ll have total understanding of the uses of Asbestos and the risks it still maintains. You’ll also learn how to dispose of it, and the laws that are in place to protect you. As the material is still found within properties to this day, it provides essential details for spotting and preventing exposure to it.
Who should take the course
This informative course is for individuals associated with the building trade and employees working in older properties. Examples would include such trades as;
- Construction workers
- Property owners
- Office workers
- Employees in older UK residences
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate that they;
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
Module one takes a look at the history of Asbestos, and why it was used so much in the UK building industry. It also examines the natural properties of the substance and the types in use in the UK. There is also an overview of the risks of the material and when/why it was banned in Great Britain.
In Module two, we go into ways you can identify Asbestos and ACM in properties, what condition it may be in, and how dangerous it may be.
In Module Three, we look at the way current UK law covers the usage and discovery of Asbestos materials. As well as looking at the way laws and legislation protect employees, the course explains why Asbestos is still a risk today after many years of being banned.
In Module Four, we look at the way current UK law covers the usage and discovery of Asbestos materials. As well as looking at the way laws and legislation protect employees, the course explains why Asbestos is still a risk today after many years of being banned.
Module Five covers the procedures involved for Asbestos Surveys, and what the benefits are. We also speak about ways of finding reputable surveyors and highlighting the level of risks in a property.
Module Six describes the many ways which are available to employers and homeowners to mitigate any risk from discovered (or undiscovered). It also covers the obligations that both employers and employees have for the well-being of all workers.
Module Seven describes the way in which potentially hazardous Asbestos waste can be safely handled and disposed of. We also look at who is legally obliged to do this, and who enforces the regulations and licensing of the practice.