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Astutis Asbestos Awareness

The Astutis Asbestos Awareness course provides guidance on the protection of employees, contractors and members of the public affected by asbestos products. It covers premises, plant and equipment which may contact asbestos products.

Asbestos can have an effect on contractors and members of the public as well as employees. Asbestos Awareness will teach your staff how to safely dispose of asbestos, creating a safer environment for all. A commitment to health and safety best practice will enhance your reputation amongst potential customers/clients, regulators, insurers and stakeholders.

Our Asbestos Awareness course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos through day-to-day activities, including supervisors, employees and contractors.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 

Learning Methods

On-Site
Virtual

Duration

Half day

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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The company benefits explained

In 2019 there were 2,515 Mesothelioma deaths, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposure to asbestos. Training staff on safe working practices in relation to Asbestos will help reduce the affects of exposure.

Asbestos can have an effect on contractors and members of the public as well as employees. Asbestos Awareness will teach your staff how to safely dispose of asbestos, creating a safer environment for all. A commitment to health and safety best practice will enhance your reputation amongst potential customers/clients, regulators, insurers and stakeholders.

Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires employers to ensure:

“Employees are given adequate information, instruction and training to those that are liable to be exposed to asbestos”.

This course will make sure you are meeting your legal obligations, avoiding prosecution.

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Units

  • Unit 1

    Outline the properties, risks and its effects on health of asbestos exposure

  • Unit 2

    Have a general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plants

  • Unit 3

    How to avoid the risks from asbestos

  • Unit 4

    Outline of legislation relating to asbestos

Assessments

  • Short multiple-choice exam

Course Length

  • Half a day, with a short theory test at the end.

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Delivered on-site

  • Virtual

    Live-online

There are no formal entry requirements.
Unit 1
Outline the properties, risks and its effects on health of asbestos exposure Describe the types and properties of asbestos minerals. The risks to and effects of health caused by exposure to asbestos. Increased risks from smoking. General epidemiology and statistics.
Unit 2
Have a general knowledge of the types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and ACMs in buildings and plants Outline the types of asbestos. Explain where asbestos and ACMs can be typically found within buildings. Describe the main reasons for the use of asbestos materials.
Unit 3
How to avoid the risks from asbestos Describe the risks of fibre release from asbestos coatings, insulation, asbestos insulating board, asbestos cement and other asbestos-containing materials. Demonstrate an awareness of how they would find information about the presence of asbestos before starting work. Explain the general emergency arrangements in the event that asbestos or ACMs are discovered.
Unit 4
Outline of legislation relating to asbestos Understand in simple terms where asbestos legislation fits in the wider context of health and safety legislation. Outline of the legislation governing asbestos and work with asbestos, particularly regulations 5 and 6 of CAR. Outline the basic framework (Regulation 4) for managing ACMs.

Tailored Course Option

We are able to provide a tailored package of the Asbestos Awareness course for assessors and trainers.

Asbestos Awareness Course Guide

Learning Methods Explained

The qualification will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination consisting of at least 15 questions under exam conditions. At the discretion of Astutis, learners shall be allowed to refer to any notes they make during the training sessions and the course notes or training manual provided by Astutis. 

A learner will be required to achieve a score of at least 12 out of 15 (80%) in the examination. Failure to achieve this will result in the learner requiring to re-sit the examination under exam conditions. If the learner further fails the second attempt then they will require to re-sit the course in its entirety.

The examination takes approximately 20 minutes, however, we understand and recognise that learning needs are varied and thus the time stated is for guidance only.

The varied needs of learners also include the ability to fully comprehend written English and we may read out the questions to assist such learners if English is a second language, however, no assistance may be offered in respect of providing answers.

Workplace Training

Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the Astutis Asbestos Awareness course you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery that is hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK.

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CONSULTATION SERVICE

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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