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Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos awareness

Asbestos Awareness at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 32 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Introduction to the Asbestos course

Asbestos is a danger in many different sectors and it is estimated that 20 tradesmen, 4 plumbers, 6 electricians and 8 joiners die every week from this hidden killer. It is important to know when there may be a risk of exposure and how to avoid coming into contact with Asbestos.

Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950's to the mid-1980's. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 can obtain asbestos and they can be homes, schools, offices or hospitals. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.

This course covers the risk, why we need to avoid exposure and what can happen with exposure or when you are exposed,  as well as what to do if you come across possible Asbestos to ensure you and your work colleagues are kept safe.  The certificate is valid for 3 years. To comply with the HSE recommendations it is advised to complete a refresher every year.

  • Demolition 
  • Building contractors
  • Roofers
  • Agriculture
  • Planners
  • Schools

Also for people who carry out the following their job:

  • Drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • Laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • Removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • Cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 32 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • What is asbestos
    • What is asbestos
    • History of asbestos
    • The 2 groups of asbestos
    • The three common forms of asbestos
    • So whats so good about asbestos
    • Who is at risk from asbestos 
  • Health Effects of Asbestos
    • So whats the problem with asbestos
    • Asbestos-related Diseases
    • Pleural Plaques and Pleural Thickening
    • Asbestosis
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mesothelioma
    • Chris Morgan Story
  • Legislation 
    • Associated regulations
    • Control of asbestos regulations 2012
    • Training
    • Exposure Limits
    • Licensed Work
    • Duty to manage asbestos regulation 4
    • Identification of asbestos Regulation 5
    • Asbestos risk Assessment Regulation 6
  • Where is it and what does it look like?
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 1
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 2
    • Deadly forms of asbestos part 3
  • What do I do if I find Asbestos?
    • Upon Discovery
    • Working with asbestos
  • Asbestos Awareness Student Manual V1.0
  • Asbestos Awareness student manual V1.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Control of Asbestos (CAR 2012) Regulations
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Document - Advice on non-licensed work with asbestos
  • HSE Document - What to do if you uncover or damage materials that may contain asbestos
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book

What People are Saying

“Great course,very informative.”

- Paul, BUILDER from C.O. Antrim

“Nice and easy to use and very informative”

- David from Essex