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Asbestos Awareness Course

Introduction to Asbestos Awareness e-learning

Asbestos remains a killer. Statistics vary as to how many deaths it continues to cause, but it is a known cause of thousands of cases of mesothelioma cancer and its use is banned in over 50 countries.However, it continues to present a threat because it remains in use within hundreds of thousands of buildings across the UK, from houses and flats, to factories and shops, to hospitals and schools. All types of property related trades such as plumbers and electricians regularly come into contact with asbestos in buildings built before 1980, and they need to know how to protect themselves and any members of the public who may be subjected to the effects of asbestos.

They need to know what questions to ask themselves and how to deal with the situations they find themselves in. That’s why the provision of Asbestos online training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your company. Here are some important questions for any employer. Are you certain that your employees will never encounter asbestos or asbestos-containing materials during their work? Are they all aware of where asbestos may be found? Do they know what to do if they find asbestos? Is your building completely free from asbestos? If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above, then your organisation may be in breach of the Control of Asbestos Regulations and could be prosecuted or fined or be exposed to significant legal claims.

We reiterate that the provision of Asbestos online training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your company. The Asbestos Awareness course aims to help organisations meet their legal obligation to train employees whose work could lead to exposure to asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The regulations require that employers must ensure employees have undergone suitable asbestos awareness training so that they are aware of the potential dangers they may face and the procedures they must follow regarding ACMs.

Aims of the course

The Asbestos Awareness course aims to help organisations meet their legal obligation to train employees whose work could lead to exposure to asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The regulations require that employers must ensure employees have undergone suitable asbestos
awareness training so that they are aware of the potential dangers they may face and the procedures
they must follow regarding ACMs.

Who is it for?

The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake or plan work that is carried out in buildings and premises or manage buildings and premises.

How is it Delivered?

The Asbestos Awareness training can be delivered  to suit your needs online or through a computer network to each trainee at their desktop or laptop or other device. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS. The Asbestos online training can be completed at the trainee’s own pace by ‘book marking’ and recording progress and returning to the training at a later stage. In delivering the training in this way the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s legal responsibilities.

Compliance Record Keeping Instantly Solved.

A key feature of Praxis42 eLearning platform is our learning management system, which solves the problem of compliance record keeping. Our module records all training and completion of courses, making these records available for you to view and manage electronically. This means no more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit. Training certificates can be printed by the trainee once the course is completed and the end assessment successfully passed.

Course Duration

25-30 mins

Course Summary

The course from Praxis42 helps managers employees and ‘duty holders’ meet the requirements of the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ and the need to train those who may be at risk from accidental exposures to asbestos.

Course content

1. Introduction
2. The Body
3. Health Effects
4. Where can you find Asbestos?
5. What if you find Asbestos?
6. Managing Asbestos
7. Assessment

Additional information

Asbestos Awareness Guide (PDF) Download Pdf