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Asbestos Awareness

It is now known that Asbestos dust is one of the most dangerous dusts to which man is exposed. Take this course and become aware of the risks associated with Asbestos and how to protect themselves from accidental exposure.

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About this Course

Anyone who works in a building that was built before 2000 has a high risk of being exposed to asbestos, which causes approximately 5000 deaths per year in the UK.

This course is aimed at employers and employees who need to learn about what asbestos is and what the dangers associated with it are. It will also cover the legislative requirements regarding asbestos awareness so that workplace health and safety standards can be met.

Did you know: It may take decades, often between 20 and 50 years, for symptoms of asbestos-related health problems to appear. By this point, the person may have sustained a lot of internal damage.

  • Suitable for builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades

  • IATP Accredited & HABC Endorsed

  • Complete in approximately 1 - 2 Hours

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After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.

Areas Covered

  • 1

    What Asbestos is

    Learn the different types of fibrous minerals that are generically referred to as Asbestos and how they are categorised into two groups according to their structure and properties.

  • 2

    Where it Can be Found

    Find out where in the world Asbestos is mined and under what conditions.

  • 3

    Useful Properties and Characteristics

    Learn the properties and characteristics of Asbestos that make it a useful construction material. You will also learn how to confirm whether a suspect material contains asbestos or not.

  • 4

    Where it Hides

    Learn where Asbestos hides in industrial and residential buildings and how it can be disturbed when working on properties.

  • 5

    Asbestos-related Deaths

    Learn how many people die as a result of asbestos exposure and why they may not even realise that they have been exposed to it.

  • 6

    Friability

    The term ‘friability,’ is used to describe how likely a substance is to crumble or break into smaller pieces when it is damaged or disturbed. In this topic, you will learn about the friability of various asbestos containing materials.

  • 7

    Health Implications of Asbestos Exposure

    Learn how the growing demand for asbestos since its introduction as a construction material in the 1800s led to the development of lung-related diseases in a significant number of people and caused a number of premature deaths.

  • 8

    Asbestos-related Diseases

    Asbestos comes in three colours: blue, brown and white. In this topic, you will learn which colours are more dangerous. You will also learn how, and when, Asbestos particles cause harm.

  • 9

    How Does Asbestos Cause Disease?

    You will learn how Asbestos particles penetrate and lodge into the lungs and lead to non-malignant pleural disease, cancerous masses and tumours.

  • 10

    Non-malignant Pleural Disease

    Learn how non-malignant pleural disease damages the lungs.

  • 11

    Asbestosis

    Learn how asbestosis causes irreversible damage to the lungs and reduces their capacity, leading to shortness of breath

  • 12

    Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that grows in the membranes that surround vital organs. In this topic, you will learn the symptoms and effects of Mesothelioma on the body.

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FAQ's

Although removing asbestos yourself is not a criminal offence, it is strongly recommended that you get the help of a professional.

Report the incident to relevant authorities. If you get tested positive, you will have to arrange for Asbestos extraction.

If you are at risk of being exposed to Asbestos at work, it is the legal duty of your employer to provide you with PPE. Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 states that ‘every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work.’

According to regulation 8 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, an employer must have a licence to begin high risk work (as defined by the HSE) with asbestos.

You should first try to talk to your employer. If there is still no improvement, you can report your employer to the HSE.

If your house was constructed before 1980, it is likely that asbestos was used as a construction material.

It is illegal to buy or sell (or give away for free) asbestos or asbestos containing materials in the UK.

Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

A learning management system or LMS is a software application for the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of learning content. It is the system that learners will log into, to access their courses, and administrators will use to manage their learners.

The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

For the purchase of a single course license, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course licence will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.

I came across some Asbestos while doing home maintenance. Can I remove it myself?

Although removing asbestos yourself is not a criminal offence, it is strongly recommended that you get the help of a professional.

I might have been exposed to asbestos. What should I do?

Report the incident to relevant authorities. If you get tested positive, you will have to arrange for Asbestos extraction.

Should I be provided with PPE if I am at risk of being exposed to Asbestos at work?

If you are at risk of being exposed to Asbestos at work, it is the legal duty of your employer to provide you with PPE. Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 states that ‘every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work.’

After doing the training, would I still need a licence?

According to regulation 8 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, an employer must have a licence to begin high risk work (as defined by the HSE) with asbestos.

I am not satisfied with the health and safety precautions taken by my employer. What should I do?

You should first try to talk to your employer. If there is still no improvement, you can report your employer to the HSE.

Does my house contain asbestos?

If your house was constructed before 1980, it is likely that asbestos was used as a construction material.

Can I buy or sell asbestos?

It is illegal to buy or sell (or give away for free) asbestos or asbestos containing materials in the UK.

How long do I have to complete my course?

Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Which devices can I use to access this course?

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

What is the Learning Management System?

A learning management system or LMS is a software application for the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of learning content. It is the system that learners will log into, to access their courses, and administrators will use to manage their learners. The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

What happens after I have purchased the course?

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

What happens if I buy more than one course?

For the purchase of a single course license, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course licence will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.