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Duration: Less than an hour
Language: English
Certification endorsed by: IATP and CPD
Price: £15 (discounts apply, see opposite)

Course Detail:

Our Asbestos Awareness Refresher training course reminds you of the dangers of asbestos containing materials. There are around 5,000 asbestos related deaths every year.

Asbestos Awareness Refresher course

The Health and Safety Executive advise:

“There is no legal requirement to repeat an entire formal awareness refresher training course every 12 months. However, some form of refresher should be given, as necessary, to help ensure knowledge of asbestos awareness is maintained…refresher awareness could be given as e-learning or as part of other health and safety updates, rather than through a formal training course…a realistic, common-sense approach to refreshing knowledge and skills, based on judgement of individual abilities and training needs is all that is usually required.”

Why should I do an Asbestos Awareness Refresher course?

If you completed an Asbestos Awareness course more than 12 months ago then we strongly recommend that you undertake a refresher course. If this training is greater than 18 months old then we recommend our full awareness course. Both courses comply to Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and L143 Code of Practice ‘Managing and Working with Asbestos’.

Who is the programme for?

Anyone who may come into contact with Asbestos, or those who manage others who may do so.

Such as:  Electricians, Painter & Decorators, Carpenters, Construction Workers, Plumbers, Plasterers, Gas Fitters, Joiners, Roofers, Demolition Workers, Shop Fitters, General Maintenance Workers, Telecommunication Engineers, HVAC Engineers, Surveyors, Alarm installers, IT installers, Architects, Caretakers.

In fact, anybody working in the construction /maintenance industries and who is likely to work on any building built before 1999 has a duty under law to do an Asbestos Awareness course.

About the course

The course has one section which covers:

  • The dangers of asbestos
  • Types of asbestos
  • Where you’re likely to find it
  • The health effects of exposure
  • Legislation, risks and responsibility
  • Inadvertent exposure and what to do if you are exposed.

Accreditation

This course is endorsed and accredited by IATP and The CPD Certification Service . Once you’ve completed it you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalised and endorsed certificate to keep with your records.

FAQ

When do I get my certificate?

Unlike many e-Leaning courses, you’ll get you certificate immediately after you pass the course. It will be in your name and you can download it as soon as you’ve watched all the clips and successfully passed the tests.

How long is this course going to take?

We suggest you allocate 30 minutes. It’s short but it contains the essential information you need to know.

How is the course delivered?

The course is presented as a set of four short video clips. Simply press play and the first clip will be shown. Watch it, concentrate on the information and after the clip finishes there will be a set of questions for you to answer on the information you’ve just watched.

Is there a passmark?

Yes. Every set of questions requires you to get 75% to move on to the next clip.

Can I re-sit the test?

Yes you can. If you don’t get the 75% pass mark you can re-sit the test but the questions are likely to be different to the ones you just attempted.

Can I watch the clip again?

Yes you can. As many times as you want to.

Can I fast forward through the clip?

No, we’ve disabled that facility. When we were setting these courses up we looked at some other e-Learning courses out there and found out we could fast forward to the end of each section. In our opinion, that’s no way to learn. This stuff is important and could save lives and stop accidents and injuries – that’s why we make sure that you have to watch the video through to the end.

Why are the courses delivered by video?

Watching moving images and swiftly decoding the messages within, is second nature to us all. The average viewer in the UK watches more than 3 hand a half hours of TV a day. What better way to receive information whilst at work? But there’s another key reason. On average video learners score 37 percent better than text learners on a post-training test. On retention tests given a few days following the training session, video learners’ scores were 45 percent greater when compared to the text group. (University of Twente, 2012)

Training by video is simply a more effective way to learn. 

Is the video just someone talking at me?

Nope. We create scenarios, we interview victims and medical experts, we show what you should be doing and a lot of the things you shouldn’t be doing. We make these videos as entertaining as we can. When you’re entertained, you’re concentrating. That’s key. We also use a professional crew and the outstanding actor, Mark Roper

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